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Johnson, John (fl.1602-1657)
JOHNSON’S ARITHMETICK IN TWO BOOKES: THE FIRST OF VULGAR ARITHMETIC ... THE SECOND OF DECIMALL ARITHMETIC. LONDON: R.C. FOR JOHN SWEETING, 1649
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Johnson, John (fl.1602-1657)
JOHNSON’S ARITHMETICK IN TWO BOOKES: THE FIRST OF VULGAR ARITHMETIC ... THE SECOND OF DECIMALL ARITHMETIC. LONDON: R.C. FOR JOHN SWEETING, 1649
LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
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Johnson, John (fl.1602-1657)
JOHNSON’S ARITHMETICK IN TWO BOOKES: THE FIRST OF VULGAR ARITHMETIC ... THE SECOND OF DECIMALL ARITHMETIC. LONDON: R.C. FOR JOHN SWEETING, 1649
Fifth edition, 12mo (140 x 80mm.), binder's waste from an early printed Latin work, contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, speckled edges, binding slightly worn, repaired and rebacked
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Provenance

Robert Moyle, inscription (using some Greek letters) dated 1680 or 1690; bought from Chaucer Head, Presteigne, UK, 1999

Literature

Tomash & Williams J24; ESTC R216576; Hoock & Jeannin II/J5.4; Wing J778A

Catalogue Note

"The first of these books deals with arithmetic using fractions, and the second deals with decimal numbers. His decimal notation is particularly crude, using a vertical bar ( | ) for the decimal separator, and also using 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. above each of the decimal digits to designate its position. The second book on decimals has a separate title page. Johnson uses the galley method of division throughout" (Tomash & Williams).

ESTC gives the pagination as [12], 169, 158-521, [1]pp.; this copy ends with the colophon on p.421.

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