597: Pacioli (Luca) Divina Proportione
***A professionally restored copy of one of the great renaissance books. Pacioli was born in Borgo Sansepolcro and entered the Franciscan order sometime between 1470 and 1476 where he taught mathematics, first as a tutor and then as a lecturer at the University of Perugia. In 1496 he went to Milan, where he met Leonardo da Vinci, who drew the various figures of polyhedra for this work. He completed the work in 1498 and dedicated it to his Milanese patron, Ludovico il Moro. It was eventually published in Venice in 1509 with the addition of a short tract on architecture and an Italian version of Piero della Francesca's De quinque corporibus regularibus. .
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