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Böschenstein, Johann (1472-1540)
AIN NEW GEORDNET RECHEN BIECHLIN MIT DEN ZYFFERN DEN ANGENDEN SCHÜLERN ZÜ NUTZ INHALTET DIE SIBEN SPECIES ALGORITHMI. AUGSBURG: ERHARD ÖGLIN, 1514
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72
Böschenstein, Johann (1472-1540)
AIN NEW GEORDNET RECHEN BIECHLIN MIT DEN ZYFFERN DEN ANGENDEN SCHÜLERN ZÜ NUTZ INHALTET DIE SIBEN SPECIES ALGORITHMI. AUGSBURG: ERHARD ÖGLIN, 1514
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 GBP
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Böschenstein, Johann (1472-1540)
AIN NEW GEORDNET RECHEN BIECHLIN MIT DEN ZYFFERN DEN ANGENDEN SCHÜLERN ZÜ NUTZ INHALTET DIE SIBEN SPECIES ALGORITHMI. AUGSBURG: ERHARD ÖGLIN, 1514
FIRST EDITION, 4to (200 x 143mm.), woodcut on title, crushed morocco gilt by K. Ebert of Munich, half red morocco case, new endpapers, some slight marginal worming and dampstaining, small marginal repair to title
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Provenance

Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), book label, sale in these rooms, 31 October 1978, lot 408; Dr Paul C. Martin, Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 103, 6 November 2001, lot 239, DM 41,400, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams B211; Hoock & Jeannin B13.1; Kramer 50; USTC 610013 (5 copies, including two in the Plimpton Collection at Columbia University); VD16 B6379; cf. Smith, Rara arithmetica p.100

Catalogue Note

A LARGE COPY with the lower margins untrimmed. "One of the more interesting of the early German arithmetics. It is mercantile in character, and presents in condensed form the essentials of business arithmetic. Among the peculiarities of the book is the use of 'figures' for 'species'" (Smith). 

"Böschenstein was a professor of Hebrew at Ingolstadt and Heidelberg and also taught for a time at Antwerp and Nürnberg... Böschenstein first starts with consideration of the seven basic operations (numeration, addition, subtraction, mediation, duplation, multiplication and division) and includes illustrations involving fractions as well as integers. He then continues with examples of the rule of three, etc." (Tomash & Williams).

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