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Leybourn, William (1626-1716)
ARITHMETICAL RECREATIONS; OR, ENCHIRIDION OF ARITHMETICAL QUESTIONS: BOTH DELIGHTFUL AND PROFITABLE. LONDON: J.C. FOR HENRY BROME AND SAMUEL SPEED, 1667
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
358
Leybourn, William (1626-1716)
ARITHMETICAL RECREATIONS; OR, ENCHIRIDION OF ARITHMETICAL QUESTIONS: BOTH DELIGHTFUL AND PROFITABLE. LONDON: J.C. FOR HENRY BROME AND SAMUEL SPEED, 1667
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Leybourn, William (1626-1716)
ARITHMETICAL RECREATIONS; OR, ENCHIRIDION OF ARITHMETICAL QUESTIONS: BOTH DELIGHTFUL AND PROFITABLE. LONDON: J.C. FOR HENRY BROME AND SAMUEL SPEED, 1667
FIRST EDITION, 12mo (116 x 72mm.), contemporary vellum, new endpapers, modern folding cloth box, binding slightly soiled
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Provenance

bought from E.P. Goldschmidt, London, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams L87; ESTC R26157 (2 copies, both Cambridge UL); Wing L1897

Catalogue Note

“This is a collection of arithmetical problems and tricks that have been assembled to both instruct and amuse. A typical example involves determining the total number of descendants of one sow in a twelve-year period (given such fundamental facts as the size of the sow’s litter, how often she is able to reproduce, etc.)” (Tomash & Williams).

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