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Cardano, Girolamo (1501-1576)
PRACTICA ARITHMETICE, & MENSURANDI SINGULARIS. MILAN: GIOVANNI ANTONIO DA CASTIGLIONE FOR BERNARDINO CALUSCO, 1539
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
103
Cardano, Girolamo (1501-1576)
PRACTICA ARITHMETICE, & MENSURANDI SINGULARIS. MILAN: GIOVANNI ANTONIO DA CASTIGLIONE FOR BERNARDINO CALUSCO, 1539
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Cardano, Girolamo (1501-1576)
PRACTICA ARITHMETICE, & MENSURANDI SINGULARIS. MILAN: GIOVANNI ANTONIO DA CASTIGLIONE FOR BERNARDINO CALUSCO, 1539
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (156 x 106mm.), woodcut portrait on title, woodcut diagrams, old vellum, first few leaves very slightly wormed (including frame of portrait), slight stain in a few outer margins, very slight wear to binding
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Provenance

Biblioteca del Collegio Romano, S.J. (1551-1873), book label "Ex Bibliotheca majori Coll. Rom. Societ. Jesu"; Hugh K. Elliott, London, Catalogue 19, 1964, item 127, £140; Haskell F. Norman (1915-1996), book label, sale, Christie's, 18 March 1998, lot 52, $6,325, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams C27; Edit16 9464; Norman 399 (this copy); Riccardi i, 249; Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.193; USTC 818848; Van Egmond pp.302-303

Catalogue Note

"Cardano contributed to a number of disciplines, including medicine, astrology and gambling, but his greatest fame rests upon his work in pure mathematics. His first book on the subject was Practica arithmetice, devoted to advanced numerical calculation and including several original methods of mnemonic calculation, transformations of algebraic equations and expressions and solutions to equations above the second degree" (Norman).

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