293
293
[Huswirt, Johannes]
ENCHIRIDION NOVUS ALGORISMI SUMMOPERE VISUS DE INTEGRIS. MINUTIIS VULGARIBUS PROIECTILIBUS ET REGULIS MERCATORUM SINE FIGURARUM DELETIONE PROCOMMODE TRACTANS OMNIBUS CUIUSCUQUE STATUS FUERINT SUMME NECESSARIUS. COLOGNE: HEIRS OF HEINRICH QUENTEL, 1501
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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293
[Huswirt, Johannes]
ENCHIRIDION NOVUS ALGORISMI SUMMOPERE VISUS DE INTEGRIS. MINUTIIS VULGARIBUS PROIECTILIBUS ET REGULIS MERCATORUM SINE FIGURARUM DELETIONE PROCOMMODE TRACTANS OMNIBUS CUIUSCUQUE STATUS FUERINT SUMME NECESSARIUS. COLOGNE: HEIRS OF HEINRICH QUENTEL, 1501
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Huswirt, Johannes]
ENCHIRIDION NOVUS ALGORISMI SUMMOPERE VISUS DE INTEGRIS. MINUTIIS VULGARIBUS PROIECTILIBUS ET REGULIS MERCATORUM SINE FIGURARUM DELETIONE PROCOMMODE TRACTANS OMNIBUS CUIUSCUQUE STATUS FUERINT SUMME NECESSARIUS. COLOGNE: HEIRS OF HEINRICH QUENTEL, 1501
FIRST EDITION, 4to (195 x 140mm.), modern panelled calf, title repaired, a few leaves reinforced at gutter, minor worming
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Provenance

Reiss & Auvermann, Auktion 46, 15-18 October 1991, lot 14 (DM 14,000), Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams H191; Smith, Rara arithmetica. pp.74-76; VD16 H6208; USTC 650380 

Catalogue Note

The earliest treatise on algorism printed in Cologne. "It is divided into four 'tractati', and includes the fundamental operations through evolution, a brief treatment of abacus or line reckoning, on common fractions, rule of three, partnership, and over twenty miscellaneous rules ... As in several other works of this period, there is evidence of the difficulty of finding a generally acceptable name for the character 0, a difficulty not yet removed in the English language" (Smith). 

Two editions of the book were printed by Quentel in 1501 (distinguished by different settings of “Inuide ne latres…” on title-page), and he reprinted it in 1504 and 1507.

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