|Author name: Oughtred, William, 1575-1660.|
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William Oughtred is listed as the author of "Mathematical Recreations". This book is an English translation from the French and went through three editions: 1633, 1653 and 1674. The 1653 and 1674 editions have a 16-page part on ”The description and use of the double Horizontall Dyall, Invented and written by William Oughtred”, with a separate title page added at the end. The addition of this part is listed on the front page which gives the false impression that William Oughtred was responsible for the translation or even as the author. This is a misunderstanding.
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- 1633 edition - STC 10558.5 (Mathematicall recreations [...] Printed at London by T. Cotes, for Richard Hawkins, dwelling in Chancery Lane, neere the Rowles, 1633)
- 1653 edition - Wing L1790 (Mathematicall recreations [...] London : printed for William Leake, at the signe of the Crown in Fleetstreet, between the two Temple Gates, M D C LIII )
- 1674 edition - Wing L1791 (Mathematical recreations [...] London : Printed for William Leake and John Leake ..., 1674)
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