252
252
Gutierrez de Gualba, Juan
ARTE BREVE Y MUY PROVECHOSO DE CUENTA CASTELLANA Y ARITHMÉTICA, DONDE SE MUESTRAN LAS CINCO REGLAS DE GUARISMO. TOLEDO: F. DE SANTA CATALINA, 1539
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
252
Gutierrez de Gualba, Juan
ARTE BREVE Y MUY PROVECHOSO DE CUENTA CASTELLANA Y ARITHMÉTICA, DONDE SE MUESTRAN LAS CINCO REGLAS DE GUARISMO. TOLEDO: F. DE SANTA CATALINA, 1539
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Gutierrez de Gualba, Juan
ARTE BREVE Y MUY PROVECHOSO DE CUENTA CASTELLANA Y ARITHMÉTICA, DONDE SE MUESTRAN LAS CINCO REGLAS DE GUARISMO. TOLEDO: F. DE SANTA CATALINA, 1539
FIRST EDITION, 4to (195 x 150mm.), large woodcut arms on title, contemporary calf with remains of arms gilt, one silk tie, modern folding cloth box, lacks 3 blanks at end, title neatly restored with small area of pen facsimile on arms and text on verso, small tear at head of A6, binding rubbed
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Provenance

Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), sale in these rooms, 20 May 1981, lot 3255, £260, Richard Gurney; bought from Gurney, 1983

Literature

Tomash & Williams G108; Hoock & Jeannin G20.1 (Madrid, BN); Palau 111616; Pérez Pastor, Toledo, 184; USTC 336760 (2 copies); Víctor Navarro Brotóns, Bibliographia physico-mathematica hispanica 1475-1900 (Valencia 1999), 399

Catalogue Note

This commercial arithmetic was entirely unknown to the early historians of mathematics, except Felipe Picatoste y Rodríguez, Apuntes para una biblioteca cientifica española del XVI (Madrid 1891), p.362. Hoock & Jeannin list editions of 1539, 1564, 1566, 1569; an edition of 1531 cited by Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.167, is not validated by other bibliographers.

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