Playfair, John 17481819
Overview
Works:  193 works in 580 publications in 2 languages and 4,773 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Translator 
Classifications:  QE26, 550 
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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 )
 The Glasgow Dreyfus case by John N Macleod( Book )
 Papers relating to the history of the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin( )
 La géologie au debut du XIXe siècle : Lamarck et Playfair by Archibald Geikie( Book )
 John Playfair. Line engraving by Stewart, 1819, after P. Morris( Visual )
 Professors Robison and Playfair, and the "Theophobia gallica": natural philosophy, religion and politics in Edinburgh, 17891815 by J. B Morrell( Book )
 John Playfair's monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Line engraving by W. H. Lizars, 1828, after H. Lizars( Visual )
 John Playfair manuscript material : 1 item by John Playfair( )
 John Playfair. Stipple engraving by Holl( Visual )
 Professor John Playfair by James Thomson( Visual )
 John Playfair by Henry Raeburn( Visual )
 John Playfair, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.S. Edin. (Hon.) [obituary]( )
 In Memoriam John Playfair by George A Berry( Book )
 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 )
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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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43 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in English and French and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
43 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in English and French and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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118 editions published between 1790 and 2000 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
118 editions published between 1790 and 2000 in English and held by 801 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 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 392 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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32 editions published between 1812 and 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
32 editions published between 1812 and 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 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 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1812 and 1815 in English and held by 213 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 trigonometry by
Euclid(
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33 editions published between 1804 and 1879 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published between 1804 and 1879 in English and held by 186 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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1822 and 1971 in English and held by 180 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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23 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry by
Euclid(
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2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réédition du livre de géométrie par excellence. On a opté pour une traduction libre s'attachant plus à rendre l'esprit que la lettre du texte, ce qui rend la lecture plus aisée et plus agréable. Le texte grec est celui établi par Heiberg, mais sans son imposant appareil critique. La dernière édition française complète remontait au début du XIXe siècle
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réédition du livre de géométrie par excellence. On a opté pour une traduction libre s'attachant plus à rendre l'esprit que la lettre du texte, ce qui rend la lecture plus aisée et plus agréable. Le texte grec est celui établi par Heiberg, mais sans son imposant appareil critique. La dernière édition française complète remontait au début du XIXe siècle
On the origin and investigation of porisms. By Mr. John Playfair, F.R.S. Edin. And Professor of Mathematics in the University
of Edinburgh. From the third volume of the transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by
John Playfair(
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2 editions published in 1792 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1792 in English and held by 130 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, F.R.S. Edin. Professor of Mathematics in the University of
Edinburgh by
Euclid(
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7 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 121 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 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 117 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
John Playfair(
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8 editions published between 1814 and 1824 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1814 and 1824 in English and held by 111 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 Euclid(
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8 editions published between 1806 and 1814 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1806 and 1814 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explication de Playfair sur la théorie de la terre par Hutton : et examen comparatif des systèmes géologiques fondés sur
le feu et sur l'eau, par M. Murray, en réponse à l'explication de Playfair by
John Playfair(
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12 editions published in 1815 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1815 in French and held by 70 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical Account of James Hutton, M.D. F.R.S. Ed by
John Playfair(
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8 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and held by 26 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 25 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1855 and 1866 in English and held by 25 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
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