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574
Rudolff, Christoph (c.1500-c.1543)
KUNSTLICHE RECHNUNG MIT DER ZIFFER UN MIT DEN ZAL PFENNIGEN SAMPT DER WELLISCHEN PRACTICA. (NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS), 1532
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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574
Rudolff, Christoph (c.1500-c.1543)
KUNSTLICHE RECHNUNG MIT DER ZIFFER UN MIT DEN ZAL PFENNIGEN SAMPT DER WELLISCHEN PRACTICA. (NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS), 1532
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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Rudolff, Christoph (c.1500-c.1543)
KUNSTLICHE RECHNUNG MIT DER ZIFFER UN MIT DEN ZAL PFENNIGEN SAMPT DER WELLISCHEN PRACTICA. (NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS), 1532
8vo (142 x 93mm.), woodcut initials, woodcut illustration on O5, without final blank leaf, modern crushed olive morocco by Leighton, woodcut shaved at foot, spine faded
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Provenance

faded (washed?) inscription at head of title-page dated 1537; Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), booklabel, sale in these rooms, 11 November 1980, lot 2701; bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1992

Literature

Tomash & Williams R125; Hoock & Jeannin R14.4; USTC 670302; VD16 R3451 (listing one copy only, in the British Library)

Catalogue Note

VERY RARE. The second edition of Rudolff's book on reckoning and arithmetic, first published in 1526 (VD16 R 3450, listing one copy only, in Nuremberg). This was issued twice in 1532, in Nuremberg (as here) and in Wittenberg by Georg Rhau (VD16 R3452, also listing one copy only, in Nuremberg). The "Wellischen practica" is the Italian method of solving arithmetical problems.

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