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Faulhaber, Johann (1580-1635)
MIRACULA ARITHMETICA: ZU DER CONTINUATION SEINES ARITHMETISCHEN WEGWEISERS GEHÖRIG. AUGSBURG: DAVID FRANCK, 1622, FOLDING TABLE, TWO LEAVES FOLDING, TITLE SLIGHTLY SOILED
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171
Faulhaber, Johann (1580-1635)
MIRACULA ARITHMETICA: ZU DER CONTINUATION SEINES ARITHMETISCHEN WEGWEISERS GEHÖRIG. AUGSBURG: DAVID FRANCK, 1622, FOLDING TABLE, TWO LEAVES FOLDING, TITLE SLIGHTLY SOILED
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
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Faulhaber, Johann (1580-1635)
MIRACULA ARITHMETICA: ZU DER CONTINUATION SEINES ARITHMETISCHEN WEGWEISERS GEHÖRIG. AUGSBURG: DAVID FRANCK, 1622, FOLDING TABLE, TWO LEAVES FOLDING, TITLE SLIGHTLY SOILED
[Brunner, Armin]. Der Erfährte Hahn, Oder Kurtze Vorstellung des jenigen was muthmassentlich von dem außgang dieses blutigen Kriegs zu hoffen ob Franckreich sein vorgesetztes Ziel erreichen werde? “Freystatt” [fictitious imprint], 1678, engraved frontispiece

2 works bound in one volume, 4to (190 x 150mm.), contemporary carta rustica, later lettering-piece, some dampstaining


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Provenance

bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1997

Literature

Faulhaber: Tomash & Williams F24; VD17 23:255251A; Brunner: VD17 23:298998U

Catalogue Note

“[Miracula Arithmetica] is a book on arithmetic and number mysticism. In studying the biblical number 666, Faulhaber found a three-dimensional analog to the famous theorem of Pythagoras and used this as a numerical example in this publication. In modern notation it is A2 + B2 + C2 = D2. Descartes used this in his own work in 1620 after very likely learning of it while a student at Faulhaber’s institute. The work is replete with 666 examples” (Tomash & Williams).

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