495
495
Pacioli, Luca (1445-1509)
SUMMA DE ARITHMETICA, GEOMETRIA, PROPORTIONI ET PROPORTIONALITA. (TOSCOLANO: PAGANINO PAGANINI, 20 DECEMBER 1523)
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 28,750 GBP
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495
Pacioli, Luca (1445-1509)
SUMMA DE ARITHMETICA, GEOMETRIA, PROPORTIONI ET PROPORTIONALITA. (TOSCOLANO: PAGANINO PAGANINI, 20 DECEMBER 1523)
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 28,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Pacioli, Luca (1445-1509)
SUMMA DE ARITHMETICA, GEOMETRIA, PROPORTIONI ET PROPORTIONALITA. (TOSCOLANO: PAGANINO PAGANINI, 20 DECEMBER 1523)
Folio (304 x 212mm.), title-page and A1 printed in red and black within a woodcut strapwork border, white on black woodcut initials (including a portrait of the author on A1), woodcut diagrams and illustrations, L2 with full-page woodcut diagram with red printing, early nineteenth-century calf-backed marbled boards, red lettering-piece on spine, blue edges, a few deckle edges, library stamp removed from title-page and beneath register, small retouched areas to title-page border, small stain on B4-5, occasional staining (especially from quire K onwards), C8 torn into text without loss, K1 almost detached, small repair at foot of last leaf, binding worn
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Provenance

Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 87, 4-6 November 1997, lot 160, DM73,920, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams P2; Edit16 28198; Goldsmiths' 15; Hoock & Jeannin P1.3; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 347; Riccardi i, 227; Smith, Rara arithmetica p.58; USTC 846002; Van Egmond p.326

Catalogue Note

Second edition of the first printed book on algebra which included the first description of double entry bookkeeping. This is a close copy of Paganino's 1494 edition, which was printed in Venice. Pacioli, a professor in Perugia, drew on the work of Fibonacci and Piero della Francesca, as well as other mathematical works in circulation; this Summa is a compilation of mathematical tracts rather than a treatise containing original material but it was widely influential.

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