Playfair, John 17481819
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Works:  125 works in 496 publications in 3 languages and 4,878 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Translator 
Classifications:  QA31, 513 
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Most widely held works about
John Playfair
 A comparative view of the Huttonian and Neptunian systems of geology by J Murray( Book )
 Observations on a passage in Mr. Playfair's letter to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh relative to the mathematical pretensions of the Scottish clergy by Thomas Chalmers( Book )
 On Playfair's Law by Barbara A Kennedy( Book )
 Some account of the character and merits of the late professor Playfair( Book )
 Principal James Playfair : life and legacy by Hugh Playfair( Book )
 Papers relating to the history of the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin( )
 John Playfair. Line engraving by Stewart, 1819, after P. Morris( Visual )
 Ruthwell, to Thomas Carlyle by Robert Mitchell( )
 Professor John Playfair by James Thomson( Visual )
 John Playfair. Stipple engraving after H. Raeburn( Visual )
 John Playfair. Stipple engraving by J. Thomson, 1819( Visual )
 John Playfair's monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Line engraving by W. H. Lizars, 1828, after H. Lizars( Visual )
 John Playfair by Henry Raeburn( Visual )
 La géologie au debut du XIXe siècle : Lamarck et Playfair by Archibald Geikie( Book )
 John Playfair. Stipple engraving by Holl( Visual )
 Memoir of Professor Playfair( Book )
 John Playfair's monument and the New Observatory on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Line engraving by A. Cruse after T. H. Shepherd by Thomas H Shepherd( Visual )
 The distinguished men of science 18078: a key to the identities of the sitters. Photograph of engraving by W. Walker, 1862( Visual )
 John Playfair manuscript material : 1 item by John Playfair( )
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Most widely held works by
John Playfair
Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth; a facsimile reprint, with an introduction by George W. White by
John Playfair(
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57 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donacion de la Biblioteca de Zea
57 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donacion de la Biblioteca de Zea
Elements of geometry: containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement of the quadrature of the circle and the
geometry of solids; to which are added elements of plane and spherical trigonometry by
John Playfair(
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138 editions published between 1790 and 2000 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
138 editions published between 1790 and 2000 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
System of the earth, 1785. Theory of the earth, 1788. Observations on granite, 1794. Together with Playfair's Biography of
Hutton by
James Hutton(
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5 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short, simple, and plain method of demonstrating the fifth book of Euclid's Elements by
John Playfair(
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11 editions published between 1812 and 1815 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1812 and 1815 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of natural philosophy being heads of lectures delivered in the University of Edinburgh by
John Playfair(
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28 editions published between 1812 and 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1812 and 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of John Playfair ... with a memoir of the author by
John Playfair(
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8 editions published between 1822 and 1971 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1822 and 1971 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement on the quadrature of the circle and the geometry
of solids by
John Playfair(
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16 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dissertation second, exhibiting a general view of the progress of mathematical and physical science, since the revival of
letters in Europe by
John Playfair(
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22 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Hutton & Joseph Black : biographies by
John Playfair(
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7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement on the properties of the circle, the intersections
of planes and the geometry of solids by
Euclid(
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8 editions published between 1814 and 1824 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1814 and 1824 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letter to the author of the examination of Professor Stewart's short statement of facts, with an appendix by
John Playfair(
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6 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry : containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement on the quadrature of the circle, and the
geometry of solids : to which are added, Elements of plane and spherical geometry by
John Playfair(
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6 editions published in 1826 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1826 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry : containing the first six books of Euclid, with two books on the geometry of solids. To which are added,
Elements of plane and spherical trigonometry. by
John Playfair(
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2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description of the slide of Alpnach by
John Playfair(
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1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical account of James Hutton, M.D.F.R.S. Ed. by
John Playfair(
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10 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry: containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement ... to which are added, elements of plane
and sphericale trigonometry ... From the last London ed., enℓ by
John Playfair(
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6 editions published between 1855 and 1866 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1855 and 1866 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the Origin and Investigation of Porisms : from the Transact: of the R. Soc: of Edinb. by
John Playfair(
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9 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Element of geometry by
John Playfair(
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3 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements by
Euclid(
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2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Volume 1 of 3volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books I and II of Elements, lines, angles, intersections, etc
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Volume 1 of 3volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books I and II of Elements, lines, angles, intersections, etc
Elements of geometry containing the first six books of Euclid, with two books on the geometry of solids. To which are added,
elements of plane and spherical trigonometry. By John Playfair, F.R.S. Edin. Professor of Mathematics in the University of
Edinburgh by Euclid(
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2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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John Playfair britisk matematikar
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John Playfair schottischer Mathematiker und Geologe
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