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History of mathematics, Egyptian and Babylonian
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History of mathematics, Egyptian and Babylonian
A COLLECTION OF 2 WORKS IN 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 313 GBP
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History of mathematics, Egyptian and Babylonian
A COLLECTION OF 2 WORKS IN 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Chace, Arnold Buffum (1845-1935), translator. The Rhind mathematical papyrus British Museum 10057 and 10058… in two volumes… Oberlin, Ohio: Mathematical Association of America, 1927, 2 volumes, large 8vo and oblong folio, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE TRANSLATOR (“To my esteemed friend | Doctor Raymond Clare Archibald | Arnold B Chace | Jan 3 1928”) within preliminary blanks, numerous photographic illustrations, contemporary half morocco, [T&W C61 and C62], bindings worn at extremities
ii. Chace, A.B. translator. The Rhind mathematical papyrus British Museum 10057 and 10058… in two volumes… Oberlin, Ohio: Mathematical Association of America, 1927, volume 1 (only, of 2), large 8vo, original cloth, [T&W C60], tear to title-page
iii. Thureau-Dangin, François (1872-1944). "Sketch of a history of the sexagesimal system" [offprint from:] Osiris, vol. 7, 1939]. Bruges: Saint Catherine Press, 1939, original printed wrappers, (bought from Elgen, 1990), [T&W T40], some loss to wrappers
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Catalogue Note

One of the best-known Egyptian works on mathematics, the Rhind papyrus, was the work of an Egyptian scribe, from around 1650BC. In contrast with previous translations, this work by Chace paid particular attention to the mathematical content of the document.

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