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Julius, 21 and from the Netherlands. Bibliophile and physics graduate student at the University of Twente. Ardent admirer of literature, arts and the sciences.

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The Open Library obtained a copy of the Oliver Byrne’s 1847 reproduction of Euclid’s “Elements.” Euclid was the first to document a systematic investigation into geometry. Byrne’s 1847 translation famously used shapes instead of abstract definitions for the various proofs.
(In the above proof it’s shown that one can draw a pentagon in any circle by giving the recipe for how to do it.)

The Open Library obtained a copy of the Oliver Byrne’s 1847 reproduction of Euclid’s “Elements.” Euclid was the first to document a systematic investigation into geometry. Byrne’s 1847 translation famously used shapes instead of abstract definitions for the various proofs.

(In the above proof it’s shown that one can draw a pentagon in any circle by giving the recipe for how to do it.)

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