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L'ARITHMETIQUE ET MANIERE DE APPRENDRE À CHIFFRER & COMPTER, PAR LA PLUME & PAR LES GETZ EN NOMBRE ENTIER & ROMPU... DE NOUVEAU REVEUE & CORRIGÉE. LYON: THIBAULT PAYEN, 1548
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
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L'ARITHMETIQUE ET MANIERE DE APPRENDRE À CHIFFRER & COMPTER, PAR LA PLUME & PAR LES GETZ EN NOMBRE ENTIER & ROMPU... DE NOUVEAU REVEUE & CORRIGÉE. LYON: THIBAULT PAYEN, 1548
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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L'ARITHMETIQUE ET MANIERE DE APPRENDRE À CHIFFRER & COMPTER, PAR LA PLUME & PAR LES GETZ EN NOMBRE ENTIER & ROMPU... DE NOUVEAU REVEUE & CORRIGÉE. LYON: THIBAULT PAYEN, 1548
Small 8vo (120 x 70mm.), woodcut of the line abacus on f.29 and counters on ff.39-41, contemporary calf, ruled in blind and with central fleuron, modern folding cloth box, binding somewhat worn and repaired
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Provenance

Purchase inscription by Petrus Clamerus at Antwerp, dated 1549, on endleaves; Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), sale in these rooms, 30 October 1978, lot 148, Dr Paul C. Martin, £1,400; anonymous consignor, sale in these rooms, 26-27 November 1987, lot 116, £1,980, Robin Halwas; bought from Halwas, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams A94; FB 9180; Hoock & Jeannin -5.1 (citing only a copy offered by F. Dörling, Auktion 114, 28-30 November, 1985); Pierre Jeannin, "La diffusion des manuels de marchands: fonctions et stratégies éditoriales" in Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine 45 (1998), p.535; USTC 76305 (no copy located)

Catalogue Note

A handbook for tradesmen, apparently derived from the anonymous La vraye maniere pour apprendre a chiffrer et compter (Lyon: Claude Veycellier, [1535]), of which only the British Library copy has survived (USTC 55857; Hoock & Jeannin no. -20.5). There are similarities also to Gilles Huguetan's Tables de divers comptes, printed as the second part of Etienne de la Roche's L'arismetique et geometrie (Lyon, 1538; see lot 338). Another edition was printed by Thibaud Payen in 1555 (Murhard, Litteratur der mathematischen Wissenschaften, I, p.171; FB 9182; USTC 76306: “no known surviving copy”).

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