79
79
Borgo, Pietro (d. 1491)
[ARITMETICA MERCANTILE] QUI COMENZA LA NOBEL OPERA DE ARITMETHICA NELA QUALE SE TRACTA TUTE COSSE A MERCANTIA PERTINENTE. VENICE: ERHARD RATDOLT, 2 AUGUST 1484
Estimate
40,00050,000
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79
Borgo, Pietro (d. 1491)
[ARITMETICA MERCANTILE] QUI COMENZA LA NOBEL OPERA DE ARITMETHICA NELA QUALE SE TRACTA TUTE COSSE A MERCANTIA PERTINENTE. VENICE: ERHARD RATDOLT, 2 AUGUST 1484
Estimate
40,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Borgo, Pietro (d. 1491)
[ARITMETICA MERCANTILE] QUI COMENZA LA NOBEL OPERA DE ARITMETHICA NELA QUALE SE TRACTA TUTE COSSE A MERCANTIA PERTINENTE. VENICE: ERHARD RATDOLT, 2 AUGUST 1484
4to (201 x 152mm.), 118 leaves, [a]8 b-o8 p6, 36-38 lines, gothic type, 6- to 13-line white on black woodcut initials, printed calculations in margins, some deckle edges, modern limp reused vellum, modern printed paper label on spine, occasional light soiling or staining, a small wormhole throughout, central fold of each quire reinforced
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Provenance

bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 1991

Literature

Tomash & Williams B208; ISTC ib01034000; Hoock & Jeannin B18.2; Riccardi i, 163; Smith, Rara arithmetica p.16; Van Egmond p.293

Catalogue Note

RARE FIRST EDITION, A LARGE COPY. This is the second treatise on commercial arithmetic to be printed in Italy, after Larte dela merchadantia, Treviso, 1478, which was never reprinted. Borgo's work was more detailed and therefore of greater influence; it was reissued in 1488, 1491 and many more times in the sixteenth century. Borgo was a mathematician from Venice.

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