(participating with physical and virtual displays)
Armagh Robinson Library will be participating virtually with a display of their copies of Euclid’s Elements, as well as with a temporary exhibition in the Library on mathematical books from the collections in general.
1 July – 30 September 2018 (Monday to Friday, 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm)
Visitors should check the Library’s website for any closures.
43 Abbey Street Armagh, BT61 7DY [google map]
Further information on the location may be found at http://armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk/wp/visiting/getting-here/.
items on (virtual) display
The Library holds four editions of Euclid’s Elements: three in Latin and one in the French language.
1. Elements edition in French, printed in Amsterdam, 1700
Les elemens d’Euclide, expliquez d’une maniere nouvelle & tres-facile : avec l’usage de chaque proposition pour toutes les parties des mathematiques
A Amsterdam : Aux dépens d’Estienne Roger, marchand libraire chez qui l’on trouve toute sorte de musique, M.DCC.
Previously owned by Archbishop Robinson, founder of the Library.
2. Elements edition in Latin, printed in Oxford, 1715
Euclidis Elementorum libri priores sex, item undecimus & duodecimus. Ex versione Latina Frederici Commandini. Quibus accedunt trigononometriæ [sic] planæ & sphæricæ elementa. […] In usum juventutis academicæ..
Oxoniæ : E Theatro Sheldoniano. Impensis Henr. Clements, MDCCXV.
Previously owned by Thomas Walker, Balliol College Oxford
3. Elements edition in Latin, printed in Oxford, 1723
Euclidis Elementorum libri priores sex, item undecimus & duodecimus. Ex versione latina Federici Commandini. Quibus accedunt trigonometriæ planæ & sphæricæ elementa. Item Tractatus de Natura & Arithmetica Logarithmorum. In usum Juventutu Academica
Oxoniæ : E Theatro Sheldoniano, MDCCXXIII. Impensis Rich. Clements. Prostat apud J. Knapton & C. Rivington Lond.
4. Elements edition in Latin, printed in Oxford, 1731
Euclidis Elementorum libri priores sex, item undecimus & duodecimus. Ex versione latina Federici Commandini. Quibus accedunt trigonometriæ planæ & sphæricæ elementa. Item Tractatus de Natura & Arithmetica Logarithmorum. In usum Juventutu Academicae
Oxoniae : E Theatro Sheldoniano, MDCCXXXI. Impensis Ric. Clements, bibliop. Oxon. Prostat apud J. Knapton & C. Rivington, Bibliop. in Coemiterio D. Pauli Lond.
Previously owned by Edwards Roberts at Trinity College Dublin, 1777 and 1799
Armagh Robinson Library was founded by Archbishop Robinson in 1771. Robinson gave some 8,000 books of his own collection to the Library. Currently the collection consists of over 300 manuscripts, of which 25 are medieval, and over 42,000 printed works, with the earliest printed in 1484. They cover subjects such as medicine, science, history, law, politics, theology, philosophy and travel, and include maps and atlases. The Library is also an accredited museum and cares for objects such as gems, medals, coin, prints and archaeology.