Widmann, from Eger (now Cheb, Czech Republic) studied mathematics and medicine in Leipzig and later taught mathematics there; he is considered one of the main promoters of algebra in the late fifteenth century, along with Regiomontanus. For a later edition of this work on practical mercantile problems, see lot 692.
A census of copies with some copy-specific details is provided by Barbara Gartner, Johannes Widmanns "Behende und hubsche Rechnung": die Textsorte "Rechenbuch" in der Frühen Neuzeit (Tübingen, 2000), pp.43-44.
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