Playfair, John 17481819
Overview
Works:  197 works in 591 publications in 3 languages and 5,151 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography Textbooks 
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 )
 Professors Robison and Playfair, and the "Theophobia gallica": natural philosophy, religion and politics in Edinburgh, 17891815 by J. B Morrell( Book )
 Memoir of Professor Playfair( Book )
 Papers relating to the history of the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin( )
 The Glasgow Dreyfus case by Iain N Macleoid( Book )
 John Playfair by Henry Raeburn( Visual )
 Ruthwell, to Thomas Carlyle by Robert Mitchell( )
 The distinguished men of science 18078: a key to the identities of the sitters. Photograph of engraving by W. Walker, 1862( Visual )
 La géologie au debut du XIXe siècle : Lamarck et Playfair by Archibald Geikie( Book )
 [Letter] 1813 August 31, Edinburgh [to] Thomas Allan, London by John Playfair( Book )
 John Playfair's monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Line engraving by W. H. Lizars, 1828, after H. Lizars( Visual )
 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 )
 Professor John Playfair by James Thomson( Visual )
 [Letter and reply] 1802 October 11 [to] Cadell and Davies, London by John Playfair( Book )
 John Playfair. Stipple engraving by Holl( 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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60 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
60 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 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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134 editions published between 1790 and 2000 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
134 editions published between 1790 and 2000 in English and held by 652 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 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 388 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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9 editions published between 1812 and 1815 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1812 and 1815 in English and held by 227 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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30 editions published between 1812 and 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
30 editions published between 1812 and 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 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 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1822 and 1971 in English and held by 172 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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21 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and held by 144 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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14 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 136 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 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1814 and 1824 in English and held by 128 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 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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11 editions published between 1826 and 1860 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1826 and 1860 in English and held by 66 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 29 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 by
John Playfair(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 26 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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9 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1855 and 1866 in English and held by 14 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
Euclidis Elementa by
Euclid(
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2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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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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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Related Identities
 Euclid Author
 Hutton, James 17261797 Author
 Playfair, James George 1786?1857 Editor
 Murray, J. (John) 1820 Author
 Werner, Abraham Gottlob 17491817
 Ferguson, Adam 17231816
 Craig, G. Y. (Gordon Younger) Other
 Black, Joseph 17281799 Other
 Leslie, John Sir 17661832
 Basset, CésarAuguste Translator Bookplate designer
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John Playfair britisk matematikar
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John Playfair Brits wiskundige
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John Playfair schottischer Mathematiker und Geologe
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