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Gallé, Jean
NOUVEAU ÉPITOME D'ARITHMETIQUE. LIÈGE: LÉONARD STREEL FOR THE AUTHOR, 1616
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214
Gallé, Jean
NOUVEAU ÉPITOME D'ARITHMETIQUE. LIÈGE: LÉONARD STREEL FOR THE AUTHOR, 1616
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Gallé, Jean
NOUVEAU ÉPITOME D'ARITHMETIQUE. LIÈGE: LÉONARD STREEL FOR THE AUTHOR, 1616
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (150 x 90mm.), contemporary vellum, a few leaves with marginal worming
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Provenance

Harrison Horblit (1912-1988), book label; bought from H.P. Kraus, New York, 1990, Catalogue 171, item 43, $850

Literature

Tomash & Williams G21; USTC 1121061 (2 copies, both "private collections")

Catalogue Note

“We are indebted to David Bryden for pointing out that in his dedication to Prince Albert, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy and Sovereign of the Netherlands, (ff. *3r misnumbered A3r), Galle mentions dix petits bastons, i.e., 10 small rods that may be used to simplify and speed multiplication, division and the extraction of square and cube roots. This passage has led to claims of priority for Galle over Napier” (Tomash & Williams).

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