John Geddy (or Geddes), Methodi, sive compendii mathematici, libri quator, volume 1 only.
The book is a calligraphic copy of Geddy's work, possibly in his hand, dedicated to James VI, king of Scotland. It has a dedicatory preface bearing the dates 1586 and 1631, illuminated, to the king, together with an acrostic poem to James by Geddy and declamatory verses addressed to Geddy by Francis Bodin, 'counsellor of La Rochelle' [France].
Capitals illuminated with cityscapes, tables of numerals in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Phoenician and Egyptian.
With the volume is an autograph letter, signed, David Hay Fleming to [John Johnston] Smith [Keeper of the Muniment Room] advising him that the above volume is being forwarded as a gift to the University library.Signed D. Hay Fleming.Embossed headed notepaper, 4 Chamberlain Rd, Edinburgh, 23 July 1930. (1 sheet folded, 3pp.)