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Brozek, Jan (1585-1652)
ARITHMETICA INTEGRORUM EDITA. KRAKOW: MATTHIAS ANDREOVIENSIS, (1620)
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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Brozek, Jan (1585-1652)
ARITHMETICA INTEGRORUM EDITA. KRAKOW: MATTHIAS ANDREOVIENSIS, (1620)
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Brozek, Jan (1585-1652)
ARITHMETICA INTEGRORUM EDITA. KRAKOW: MATTHIAS ANDREOVIENSIS, (1620)
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (142 x 87mm.), title with woodcut vignette and arms of dedicatee on verso, diagrams and tables in the text, folding woodcut and letterpress table, some early annotations (cropped), later boards, binding slightly worn
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Provenance

Reiss & Auvermann, Auktion 46, 15-18 October 1991, lot 7, DM 1400, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams B277; Estreicher, Bibliografia Polska, XIII, p.362

Catalogue Note

Brozek was the foremost Polish mathematician of his time. His book deals with, among other things, arithmetic, finger numerals (differing from Bede and Pacioli), Napier’s bones, and also his chessboard abacus: "one of the few published references in the contemporary literature to this device" (Tomash & Williams).

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