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[Napier, John]
BAGUETTES DE NEPPER, AUTEUR DU TABLES DES LOGARITHMES
LOT SOLD. 563 GBP
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457
[Napier, John]
BAGUETTES DE NEPPER, AUTEUR DU TABLES DES LOGARITHMES
LOT SOLD. 563 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Napier, John]
BAGUETTES DE NEPPER, AUTEUR DU TABLES DES LOGARITHMES
manuscript in French on "Napier's Bones", describing their use in multiplication, division, and the extraction of square and cube roots, with three fold-outs (tables and calculations including "operation de l'extraction de la Racine cubique"), in a single hand, 15 pages, 4to, watermark of the arms of Colbert (cf. Heawood 690 and 694, both dated late-1680s), stab-stitched in paper wrappers, c.1690s
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Provenance

bought from Roger Gaskell, Warboys, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams N11

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