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Cataldi, Pietro Antonio (1552-1626)
PRIMA (-QUARTA) PARTE DELLA PRATICA ARITMETICA. BOLOGNA: HEIRS OF GIOVANNI ROSSI, 1602 & 1606; VOL. 3: SEBASTIANO BONOMI, 1617; VOL. 4: BARTOLOMEO COCHI, 1616
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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108
Cataldi, Pietro Antonio (1552-1626)
PRIMA (-QUARTA) PARTE DELLA PRATICA ARITMETICA. BOLOGNA: HEIRS OF GIOVANNI ROSSI, 1602 & 1606; VOL. 3: SEBASTIANO BONOMI, 1617; VOL. 4: BARTOLOMEO COCHI, 1616
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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Cataldi, Pietro Antonio (1552-1626)
PRIMA (-QUARTA) PARTE DELLA PRATICA ARITMETICA. BOLOGNA: HEIRS OF GIOVANNI ROSSI, 1602 & 1606; VOL. 3: SEBASTIANO BONOMI, 1617; VOL. 4: BARTOLOMEO COCHI, 1616
4 parts in one volume, folio (294 x 203mm.), titles printed in red and black, woodcut printer's devices on title-pages, old vellum, modern printed paper label on spine, title lettered along foot of textblock, lacking A1 & A4 and M2 from part 3 (with a different quire M2 supplied, from a similar arithmetical book), occasional light staining, rebacked in vellum
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Provenance

Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), sale in these rooms, 30 April 1979, lot 622, £160; bought from Michael Phelps, London, 1990, Catalogue 36, item 40

Literature

Tomash & Williams C39, C40, C41, C42; Riccardi i, 302, 304, 306, 307; USTC 4026994

Catalogue Note

Cataldi was a teacher of mathematics, holding a chair at the Studio of Bologna from 1583 until his death. He insisted on teaching in Italian rather than Latin, and this textbook (also in Italian) was plausibly published at his own expense, as it is recorded that he gave copies away to various monasteries and seminaries, although the first part was published under a pseudonym. He wrote over thirty works on mathematics and he is most renowned for his work on perfect numbers.

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