52
52
[Barton, William J.]
ARITHMETICKE ABBREVIATED. TEACHING THE ART OF TENNES OR DECIMALS TO WORKE ALL QUESTIONS IN FRACTIONS AS WHOLE NUMBERS, WITHOUT REDUCTION... SHEWING THE USE ALSO OF NAPIERS BONES. LONDON: [JOHN BEALE] FOR JAMES BOLER AND WILLIAM LUGGARD, 1634
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
52
[Barton, William J.]
ARITHMETICKE ABBREVIATED. TEACHING THE ART OF TENNES OR DECIMALS TO WORKE ALL QUESTIONS IN FRACTIONS AS WHOLE NUMBERS, WITHOUT REDUCTION... SHEWING THE USE ALSO OF NAPIERS BONES. LONDON: [JOHN BEALE] FOR JAMES BOLER AND WILLIAM LUGGARD, 1634
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Barton, William J.]
ARITHMETICKE ABBREVIATED. TEACHING THE ART OF TENNES OR DECIMALS TO WORKE ALL QUESTIONS IN FRACTIONS AS WHOLE NUMBERS, WITHOUT REDUCTION... SHEWING THE USE ALSO OF NAPIERS BONES. LONDON: [JOHN BEALE] FOR JAMES BOLER AND WILLIAM LUGGARD, 1634
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (140 x 85mm.), woodcut vignette on title, diagrams and tables in text, errata leaf at end, modern half morocco, minor repair to title (with a few letters reinstated in pen and ink) and C3
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Provenance

Illinois Institute of Technology, sold Christie's New York, 25 February 2003, lot 19; bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 2003

Literature

Tomash & Williams B111; ESTC S104508; STC 1541

Catalogue Note

RARE. This is the only copy recorded at auction in over 40 years. It is one of the earliest works to explain the use of Napier's rods as a method for facilitating multiplication, division and extraction of roots.

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