8vo (150 x 97mm.), woodcut title-page printed white on black, full-page woodcut on verso of title-page, woodcut illustrations and diagrams, nineteenth-century crushed red morocco gilt by Leighton of Brewer Street, spine gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, a few small wormholes, title-page slightly soiled and repaired at edges, slightly soiled internally
Censimento 16 CNCE 48515; Kress 34; Riccardi i, 490; Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.114
Tagliente's work, first published in 1515 as Libro de abaco, was published regularly throughout the sixteenth century. "There are numerous interesting woodcuts, and such familiar problems as those of the couriers, the testament, and the sale of eggs are given with illustrations... There were few textbooks so influential as this in shaping the subsequent teaching of arithmetic" (Smith, p.115).
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