Apollonii Pergæi Conicorum libri quattuor
Ex Officina Alexandri Benatii, Bononiæ, 1566
101. Apollonius wrote this great mathematical work in the third century, BC, which is about conic sections, or the planes that result from various ways of slicing through and getting a 2-dimensional cross section of a cone. Ellipses, circles, parabolas, and hyperbolas are examples of conic sections. Of the 8 books that made up the Conics, only the first four were known to exist when this book, the first edition of Apollonius, was printed. Books 5-7 were later discovered in the 17th century. Book 8 has still not been found.
Full title: Apollonii Pergæi Conicorum libri quattuor / / vnà cum Pappi Alexandrini lemmatibus, et commentariis Eutocii Ascolonitae. Sereni Antinsensis philosophi libri duo nunc primum in lucem editi. Quæ omnia nuper Federicus Commandinus ... è Græco conuertit & commentariis illustrauit.
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Provenance: Monast. S. Eugenii Senarum ... à Senis (book-label)