Geometry treatise

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing an eighteenth century treatise on geometry, entitled 'Geometrie Pratique'. The chapter headings are: 'Livre premier: des logarithmes', 'Livre II: De la trigonometrie rectiligne', 'Livre IV: De la construction des figures', 'Livre V: De la longimetrie', 'Livre VI: De la planimetrie', 'Livre VII: De la stereometrie'.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.

Arrangement

Single item.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Bought in 1953.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript quarto, with folded plates, some of which are coloured. Part of one plate is torn off. Bound in vellum, damaged.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

This manuscript contains an armorial bookplate which bears the mottoes 'Sicut sol emicat ensis' and 'Victori et fideli'. The name 'de Bonneuil' is written on the first fly-leaf.