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Brander, Georg Friederich
ARITHMETICA BINARIA SIVE DYADICA, DAS IST DIE KUNST NUR MIT ZWEY ZAHLEN. AUGSBURG: WIDOW OF EBERHARD KLETT, 1769
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105
Brander, Georg Friederich
ARITHMETICA BINARIA SIVE DYADICA, DAS IST DIE KUNST NUR MIT ZWEY ZAHLEN. AUGSBURG: WIDOW OF EBERHARD KLETT, 1769
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1,0001,500
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Brander, Georg Friederich
ARITHMETICA BINARIA SIVE DYADICA, DAS IST DIE KUNST NUR MIT ZWEY ZAHLEN. AUGSBURG: WIDOW OF EBERHARD KLETT, 1769
Second edition, 8vo (184 x 112mm.), folding table at end, old patterned boards, modern folding cloth box
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Erwin Tomash, booklabel

Literature

Tomash & Williams B231; VD18 12622575

Catalogue Note

The author, an instrument-maker and member of the Bavarian Academy of Science, credits his knowledge of binary notation to Johann Bernhard Wiedeburg’s Dissertatio mathematica (Jena 1718), itself based on publications of Leibniz and Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle. “Brander expressed the hope that [his] work on dyadics might serve the reader for recreational purposes, and perhaps even for keeping one’s personal accounts unintelligible to prying eyes” (Anton Glaser, History of binary and other nondecimal numeration, Los Angeles: Tomash Publishers, 1981, pp.65-66).

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