The Works of Dr. Isaac Barrow: With Some Account of His Life, Summary of Each Discourse, Notes, &C. / Complete Seven Volume Set
London, A. J. Valpy, 1830. 1st edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Bound in original printer's boards. Index of passages discussed, or which are the subject of a sermon, at the end of the last volume. As each volume is bound in the original printer's boards, they show considerable shelf wear, and the hinges of most volumes are cracked, or weak. However, the contents are still fairly tight, and exceptionally clean and unmarked. Armorial bookplate of John Francis Basset to inside front board of each volume. Overall, a good reading, and reference set, suitable for re-binding. Barrow (1630-1677) was an eminent English theologian and mathematician. He was born in London and educated at both the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, where he studied Latin, Greek, botany, astronomy, anatomy, medicine, mathematics and theology. His religious studies inclined him towards Arminianism. In mathematics he was the teacher of Isaac Newton. After a four year tour of Europe and Asia Minor (1655-1659), he returned to England and was ordained and called to the Greek professorship at Cambridge, and to a professorship in geometry at Gresham College. In 1663, he was chosen as the first member of the Royal Society after its incorporation, and soon after this was appointed the first Lucasian professor of mathematics; a position he held until 1669, when he resigned in favour of his former pupil, Isaac Newton. In 1672, Charles II appointed him master of Trinity College, considering him the best scholar in England. With the exception of Newton, Barrow is regarded as the greatest mathematician of his time, particularly in geometry (see Moyer, 'Wycliffe Biographical Dict. of the Church', and the DNB). Our set contains all of the sermons of Dr. Barrow.
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Mots-clés: Sir Isaac Newton; Mathematics; Geometry; Arminianism;