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Magnitskii, Leontii Filipovich.

ARIFMETIKA, SIRECH NAUKA CHISLITELNAYA [ARITHMETIC, NAMELY THE SCIENCE OF NUMERALS]. MOSCOW, 1703
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 38,400 GBP
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170

Magnitskii, Leontii Filipovich.

ARIFMETIKA, SIRECH NAUKA CHISLITELNAYA [ARITHMETIC, NAMELY THE SCIENCE OF NUMERALS]. MOSCOW, 1703
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 38,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Magnitskii, Leontii Filipovich.

ARIFMETIKA, SIRECH NAUKA CHISLITELNAYA [ARITHMETIC, NAMELY THE SCIENCE OF NUMERALS]. MOSCOW, 1703
folio (313 x 188mm.), title within ornamental border, printed in red and black throughout, 3 folding letterpress tables, 2 engraved plates by Mikhail Karnovskii, woodcut illustrations, contemporary diced russia gilt, spine gilt in compartments, green morocco lettering-pieces, lacking engraved frontispiece
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Literature

Russia Engages the World, p.165 (reproducing the frontispiece)

Catalogue Note

first edition of the first russian work on mathematics, and the first Russian book to employ Arabic numerals. Magnitskii (1669-1739), who compiled this work from foreign sources, was a teacher at Peter the Great's school of mathematical and navigational studies. The curriculum was based on that of Christ's Hospital.

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