568
568
Riese, Adam (1492-1559)
RECHNING AUFF DER LINIEN UND FEDERN, AUFF ALLERLEY HANDTHIRUNG GEMACHT. LEIPZIG: VALENTIN SCHUMANN, 1542
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
568
Riese, Adam (1492-1559)
RECHNING AUFF DER LINIEN UND FEDERN, AUFF ALLERLEY HANDTHIRUNG GEMACHT. LEIPZIG: VALENTIN SCHUMANN, 1542
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Riese, Adam (1492-1559)
RECHNING AUFF DER LINIEN UND FEDERN, AUFF ALLERLEY HANDTHIRUNG GEMACHT. LEIPZIG: VALENTIN SCHUMANN, 1542
8vo (149 x 96mm.), woodcut vignette to title showing a counting master with his calculating board, H8 with a fine full-page woodcut of King Priam, diagrams and tables, modern calf, with over 50 pages of early manuscript additions bound in at the end, title torn and repaired, staining, minor paper loss
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Provenance

bought from Hans-Horst Koch, Berlin, 1990

Literature

Tomash & Williams R92; Hoock & Jeannin R7.24; USTC 688355; VD16 R2376 (one copy, in Wolfenbüttel) 

Catalogue Note

This is a later edition of the work that made Riese famous, which was first published in 1522. Riese describes the use of a calculating board (a kind of table-abacus) and calculations using arabic numerals. The manuscript additions include a 16-page tract on the Resurrection, various diary entries, accounts, records of births, deaths and other memoranda of the von Sahl family, dated from 1539 to 1692.

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