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Theory of...
Barnard, F. A. P.
Theory of magic squares and of magic cubes.
Washington, DC, National Academy of Sciences, 1888. 4to. 62 pp.; 55 text figures. Original printed wrappers.
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Everything you always wanted to know about magic squares... in original wrappers
Analysis m...
Bernoulli, J.
Analysis magni problematis isoperimetrici.
Leipzig, J. Gross, T. Fritsch & F. Groschuf, 1701. Small 4to (18.5 x 16.0 cm). 16 pp. [numbered 213-228]. Contemporary full blind vellum. Red edges.
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The first correct solution of the isoperimetric problem
Bessel, F. W.
Astronomische Untersuchungen. Erster Band [AND] Zweiter Band. [Complete].
Königsberg in Preussen, Gebrüder Bornträger, 1841-1842. Two volumes in one (26.5 x 21.9 cm). 4to. viii, 314; iv, 308 pp. Contemporary style marbled boards. Red morocco label with gilt title on the spine.
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Bessel's rare astronomical and mathematical heritage - personally selected
New and im...
Byrne, O.
New and improved system of logarithms, with a table of the logarithms of the natural numbers, from 1 to 100,000, and by differences, from 1 to 10,000,000. The calculations have been recently made, and afterwards compared with the tables of Callet, Hutton, Vega, Briggs, Gardiner, Taylor, and Babbage. To which is added, an account of the origin, nature and use; and their application to several subjects to which they appertain. Also, an index, containing tables of trigonometrical formulae, (the notation entirely new and simple.)
London, William Day, Lithographer to the Queen, and Queen Dowager, 1838. Tall folio (40.7 x 25.9 cm). Half-title, title page, [vii]-xii, 106, [i] pp.; nine double-sized, partially hand-coloured tables; a few hand-coloured text figures; mounted tabs. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with triple gilt bands; front board with rectangular ruled morocco label with gilt ornamental borders and title. Edges speckled red.
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A work with Seven Superiorities
Pensées cr...
[Cartaud de La Vilate, F.]
Pensées critiques sur les mathematiques. Ou l'on propose divers préjugés contre ces sciences, à dessein d'en ébranler la certitude, & de prouver qu'elles ont peu contribué à la perfection des beaux arts.
Paris, Gabriel Valleyre fils, 1733. Small 8vo (16.1 x 9.3 cm). Half-title, title page with engraved vignette; [viii], 377, [iii] pp.; several mathematical figures in the text. Contemporary full speckled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments rich gilt with floral patterns; small red, gilt-bordered morocco label with gilt short title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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Rare polemic against French mathematicians, and mathematics in general
Mémoire su...
Cauchy, A.L.
Mémoire sur les intégrales définies [AND] Mémoire sur la theorie de la propagation des ondes a la surface d'un fluide pesant...
Paris, Academie des Sciences, 1827. 4to (25.5 x 20.0 cm). In a fine contemporary full calf binding. Spine with five raised bands, red and black morocco title vignettes and gilt floral patterns; boards with dentelles; lightly red-speckled edges.
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Two beautiful mathematical works in a ditto contemporary binding
Clairaut, J. B., a.o.
Miscellanea Berolinensia ad incrementum scientiarum ex scriptis Societati Regiae Scientiarum exhibitis. Edita, continuatio III, sive Tomus IV. Cum figuris et indice materiarum.
Berolini, Johann Andreas Rüdiger, 1734. Small 4to (20.5 x 16.0 cm). vi, 405 pp.; 11 mostly folded engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.
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A fine collection of astronomical, geographical, mathematical and other researches
Euclid [A. E. B. V. Pirkenstein (ed.)]
Teutsch-redender Euclides oder Acht Bücher von denen Anfängen der Mess-Kunst. Auff eine neue und gantz leichte Art zu Nutzen Allen generalen Ingeniern Natur- und Warheit-kündigern Bau-Meistern Künstlern und Handwerckern in Teutscher Sprach eingerichtet und bewiesen durch A. E. B. V. P.
Wienn in Oestereich [Vienna], Philipp Fiebets, 1694. 4to (20.3 x 15.8 cm). Title page in red and black; [ii (preface)], 275 pp.; numerous wood engraved illustrations, and wood engraved tailpieces in the text. Contemporary full blind vellum with four green cloth thongs.
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Euclid, visually explained to 17th-century Germans
[Games - Mathematics]
Encyclopédie méthodique. Dictionnaire des jeux, faisant suite au tome III des mathématiques. [AND] Dictionnaire des jeux familiers, ou des amusemens de société; faisant suite au dictionnaire des jeux, annexé au tome III des mathématiques. [AND] Dictionnaire des jeux mathematiques, contenant l'analyse, les recherches, les calculs, les probabilités & les tables numériques, publiés par plusiers célèbres mathématiciens, relativement aux jeux de hasard & combinaisions; et suite du dictionnaire des jeux.
Paris, Pancoucke, 1792. 4to (25.4 x 19.0 cm). Title page, iii, 316 pp.; 16 engraved plates; Paris, Agasse, An V (1798 or 1799). Half-title, engraved title page, ii [erroneously numbered viii], 172 pp.; Paris, H. Agasse, An VII (1801 or 1802). viii, 212 pp., numerous text engravings. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine with five raised bands, Louis XVI style gilt bands and vignettes, and brown morocco label with gilt title.
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The rare complete, illustrated game and game-theory part of the famous Encyclopédie Méthodique
[Haüy, R. J.]
Instruction sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République et sur les calculs relatifs a leur division décimale, par la Commission temporaire des Poids et Mesures républicains, en exécution des décrets de la Convention nationale.
Paris, Marchant, An II (1794). 8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm). xxviii, 224, vii pp.; one large, double-folded engraved plate and 12 double-paged tables. Original plain pink wrappers.
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The rare true first unabridged edition
Jacobi, C. G. J.
Fundamenta nova theoriae functionum ellipticarum.
Königsberg, Gebrüder Bornträger, 1829. Large 4to (26.1 x 21.3 cm). vi, 191 pp.; one large folded chart. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornamental bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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The foundation of the theory of elliptic functions by the German mathematician Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
De wijnroe...
Jung, M. B.
De wijnroei- en peilkunde, gemakkelijk en eenvoudig voorgesteld, voornamelijk het werkdadige dezer wetenschap, door vele voorbeelden opgehelderd, ten dienste van ambtenaren bij de in- en uitgaande regten en accijnsen.
Leyden, D. du Mortier en Zoon, 1842. 8vo (23.1 x 13.8 cm). Half-title, title page, 173 [viii, 164, 3] pp. Original blind wrappers.
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A rare work on ‘measuring’ wine and other spirits