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500
Paris, Ludovico
SCALA D’ARACELI MOLTIPLICATA. ROME: IGNAZIO LAZZARI, 1652
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
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500
Paris, Ludovico
SCALA D’ARACELI MOLTIPLICATA. ROME: IGNAZIO LAZZARI, 1652
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Paris, Ludovico
SCALA D’ARACELI MOLTIPLICATA. ROME: IGNAZIO LAZZARI, 1652
4to (178 x 120mm.), letterpress folding plate showing the working of a sum, later calf-backed boards, vellum corners, spine gilt, speckled edges, new endpapers, folding table laid down and repaired at verso, some spotting and browning, occasional worming, binding slightly worn
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Provenance

Charles Turner (1886-1973), his bequest to Keele University (deaccessioned in 1998), bookplate; bought from Simon Finch, London, 2000

Literature

Tomash & Williams P16; Hill, Turner Collection, p.173 (this copy, see provenance); Riccardi i, 246

Catalogue Note

First and only edition of this extremely rare arithmetical work.

"This is a curious work based on a geometric series. Beginning with the number 1, Paris doubles it 124 times to produce a large table of the powers of 2. He then sums these powers to obtain a number of 38 digits. The body of the text is a curious commentary on these numbers" (Tomash & Williams).

The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing

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