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Tables, squares, cubes, and square roots
2 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
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Tables, squares, cubes, and square roots
2 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
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Tables, squares, cubes, and square roots
2 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Buchner, Johann Paul. Tabula Radicum, Quadratorum & Cuborum: In welcher von allen gegebenen Cubis und Quadratis der Radix biß auff 12000. alsofort ohne eintziges Rechnen, sammt der darinnen steckenden surdischen oder irrational- Zahl extrahiret zu finden. Nuremberg: Johann Rudolf Helmers, 1701, agenda 8vo, engraved frontispiece, contemporary calf, speckled edges, modern folding cloth box, early ink annotations, (bought from Thulins antikvariat, Österbymo, 1988), [T&W B284; VD18 15295494], lacking front free endpaper, front hinge starting, binding lightly rubbed
ii. [Pell, John (1611-1685)]. Tabula numerorum quadratorum decies millium, una cum ipsorum lateribus ab unitate incipientibus & ordine naturali usque ad 10000 progredientibus. A table of ten thousand square numbers, namely, of all the square numbers between 0 and 100 millions; and of their sides or roots, which are all whole numbers between 0 and ten thousand. London: Thomas Ratcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson, 1672, 4to, old vellum, (bought from Rogers Turner, London, 1999), [T&W M63; ESTC R221413; Hoogendoorn p.710 Pell07], light browning, vellum slightly soiled with minor loss to spine
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The Tabula numerorum quadratorum consists almost entirely of a table of square of integers from 1 to 10,000. Although ESTC is silent on the matter, there are two states of the last page: one with “by John Pell” in small print, the other with these words omitted; see Noel Malcolm and Jacqueline Stedall, John Pell (1611-1685) and his correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish (Oxford 2007), p.219 (details of Bodleian Library copies). Hoogendoorn reports copies with the remark written on the title-page “The press faults of this copy were corrected by Dr Pell”; a British Library copy is annotated in a contemporary hand “Dr Pell's Tables" (shelfmark 528.n.20). Only the Clark Library copy is recorded in North America.

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