Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid, with Two Books on the Geometry of Solids; To Which Are Added Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry (Classic Reprint)

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Such being the mertts of Dr simson'sedition, 1 and the reception it, il21's iniéttwithjhatiing been every way fuited to them, the work now offered, to the public will perhaps appear unnecefiary.' And indeed, if that geojneter, had written with a View of accommodat he Elements of EU to the ptetent of the mathemati cal fetences, it is not likely that any thing new ln Elementary Geometry would have been foon attempted. But his defign was difierent was his objeél to refiore the writings of CLID to their original perfefikn, and to gtve them to modern Europe as nearly as pohible tn the Hate wheretn they made their fitfip appearance 111 ancient Greece. For this undertaking no body could be better qualified than Dr simson; who, to an accurate knowledge ofthe learned languages, and a mofi indefatigable fpirit of 1efearch, added a profound {kill tn the ancient Geometry, and an admiration cf it almof't enthufiafiic. According ly, he not only rel'tored the text okuclid'whel'e ever it had been corrupted, but in fome cafes.

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