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462
[Newton, Isaac (1643-1727)]
UNIVERSAL ARITHMETIC: OR, A TREATISE OF ARITHMETICAL COMPOSITION AND RESOLUTION... TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN BY THE LATE MR. RAPHSON, AND REVISED AND CORRECTED BY MR. CUNN. LONDON: J. SENEX [AND OTHERS], 1720
Estimate
2,0003,000
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462
[Newton, Isaac (1643-1727)]
UNIVERSAL ARITHMETIC: OR, A TREATISE OF ARITHMETICAL COMPOSITION AND RESOLUTION... TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN BY THE LATE MR. RAPHSON, AND REVISED AND CORRECTED BY MR. CUNN. LONDON: J. SENEX [AND OTHERS], 1720
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Newton, Isaac (1643-1727)]
UNIVERSAL ARITHMETIC: OR, A TREATISE OF ARITHMETICAL COMPOSITION AND RESOLUTION... TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN BY THE LATE MR. RAPHSON, AND REVISED AND CORRECTED BY MR. CUNN. LONDON: J. SENEX [AND OTHERS], 1720
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, 8vo (190 x 120mm.), half-title, 8 folding engraved plates, contemporary panelled calf, binding slightly rubbed, spine neatly repaired at head and foot
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Provenance

S. Godden, ownership inscription on endleaf; bought from Roger Gaskell, Warboys, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams N32; Babson, Newton 201; ESTC T18582

Catalogue Note

Newton's seminal work on finding the roots of equations. The translator, Joseph Raphson, was made a member of the Royal Society in 1691 on the strength of his book Analysis aequationum universalis (1690) which contains the first exposition of what is today known as the Newton-Raphson method for approximating the roots of an equation.

This translation appears to be rare at auction, with just 2 copies appearing in over 40 years.

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