609
609
Spänlin, Gallus
ARITHMETICA, KÜNSTLICHER RECHNUNG LUSTIGE EXEMPEL. AUGSBURG: HEINRICH STEINER, 1546
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
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609
Spänlin, Gallus
ARITHMETICA, KÜNSTLICHER RECHNUNG LUSTIGE EXEMPEL. AUGSBURG: HEINRICH STEINER, 1546
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Spänlin, Gallus
ARITHMETICA, KÜNSTLICHER RECHNUNG LUSTIGE EXEMPEL. AUGSBURG: HEINRICH STEINER, 1546
FIRST EDITION, Small 8vo (150 x 95mm.), title printed in red and black, diagrams in the text, recent vellum-backed boards, lacking final blank leaf V8
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Provenance

Reiss & Auvermann, Auktion 46, 15-18 October 1991, item 38, DM12,000; bought from Hans-Horst Koch, Berlin, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams S169; Hoock & Jeannin S25.1; USTC 612994 (2 copies); J.W.L. Glaisher, “On the early history of the signs + and - and on the early German arithmeticians” in Messenger of mathematics 51 (1922), pp.32-33, 53, etc.; cf. Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.271 (knew only Nuremberg edition of 1566)

Catalogue Note

RARE, only two other copies being recorded: an incomplete copy (lacking A8, T1, T8, V1), presented by J.W.L. Glaisher to Cambridge University Library; and a copy in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Glaisher describes it as “an ordinary commercial arithmetic”, following Riese in using the sign ÷ for minus, and “minder” in expressing money or weights (rather than “minus”).

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