470
470
Noviomagus, Johannes (1494-1570)
DE NUMERIS LIBRI DUO. PARIS: C. WECHEL, 1539
Estimate
1,5002,000
JUMP TO LOT
470
Noviomagus, Johannes (1494-1570)
DE NUMERIS LIBRI DUO. PARIS: C. WECHEL, 1539
Estimate
1,5002,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Noviomagus, Johannes (1494-1570)
DE NUMERIS LIBRI DUO. PARIS: C. WECHEL, 1539
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (156 x 100mm.), device on title and last leaf, woodcuts in text of finger reckoning, the line abacus etc., a few marginal annotations, modern vellum boards
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Provenance

Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), sale in these rooms, 10 November 1980, lot 2351, £170, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams N48; BP16 109199; FB 59243; Hoogendoorn p.165 Bronck04; Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.195; USTC 147593

Catalogue Note

“The first book discusses the Roman and Greek numerical notations and the finger numerals of Bede and also notes the astrological numerical symbols that were occasionally used in Europe. The part dealing with standard arithmetic describes the use of the table abacus as well as the Hindu-Arabic methods. The second book is devoted to the number theory concepts of Boethius and illustrates figurate numbers, etc.” (Tomash & Williams).

The author’s dedication to Professor Andreas Eggerdes of the University of Rostock (29 August 1539) led to his appointment in 1542 as professor of mathematics in Rostock.

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