567
567
Riese, Adam (1492-1559)
EIN GERECHENT BUCHLEIN AUFF DEN SCHOEFFEL EIMER UND PFUNDTGEWICHT ZU EHREN EINEM ERBARN WEISEN RATHE AUFF SANCT ANNENBERGK. LEIPZIG: MELCHIOR LOTTER, 1533 (1536)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
567
Riese, Adam (1492-1559)
EIN GERECHENT BUCHLEIN AUFF DEN SCHOEFFEL EIMER UND PFUNDTGEWICHT ZU EHREN EINEM ERBARN WEISEN RATHE AUFF SANCT ANNENBERGK. LEIPZIG: MELCHIOR LOTTER, 1533 (1536)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Riese, Adam (1492-1559)
EIN GERECHENT BUCHLEIN AUFF DEN SCHOEFFEL EIMER UND PFUNDTGEWICHT ZU EHREN EINEM ERBARN WEISEN RATHE AUFF SANCT ANNENBERGK. LEIPZIG: MELCHIOR LOTTER, 1533 (1536)
Second edition, 4to (190 x 138mm.), diagrams and tables, later vellum boards and slipcase, some dampstaining towards end
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Provenance

bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1979

Literature

Tomash & Williams R91; Hoock & Jeannin R7.20 (1536); Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.171; USTC 643537 (1536); VD16 R2414

Catalogue Note

Riese was one of the most influential German arithmeticians, widely credited with promoting the move from the table abacus to the pen.

“The name Riese soon became so closely associated with arithmetic that until recently the German phrase nach Adam Riese would imply that a person had considerable ability in this area” (Tomash & Williams).

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