Arithmetical books from the invention of printing to the present time. Being brief notes of a large number of works drawn up from actual inspection.

London: Taylor and Walton, 1847. First edition, small 8vo, pp. [2], xxviii, 124; ex-Mercantile Library of New York with small inkstamps on title and a few other pages, in contemporary plain morocco-grained black cloth, some wear to extremities with spine ends chipped away, signature starting at p. i, and lacking the half-title; a sturdy, externally unmarked, utilitarian copy of an important work. Arithmetical Books, which "describes the may arithmetical books in the author's possession [and] refers to the work of 1,580 arithmeticians... was written at a time when accurate bibliography was in its infancy and was probably the first significant work of scientific bibliography" (DSB IV, p. 360. Item #28090

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