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Published by printed by R. Daniel, for William Nealand... in London .
Written in English


  • Mathematics, Greek.,
  • Geometry -- Early works to 1800.

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Statementthe whole fifteen books compendiously demonstrated by Mr. Isaac Barrow..., and translated out of the Latin.
ContributionsBarrow, Isaac, 1630-1677.
The Physical Object
Pagination349 p. :
Number of Pages349
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18342622M

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