• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 253

    MEDICINE & SCIENCE -- SALIGNAC, Bernard. Arithmeticae libri duo, et algebrae totidem, cum demonstrationibus. Frankfurt: Andreas Wechel, 1580. 2 parts in one volume, 4° (184 x 150mm). Woodcut device on titles, 2 folded printed tables (upper margin closely shaved with partial loss of headline of first table, small burn loss touching a few letters on leaves m3, m4, light mainly marginal staining). Contemporary limp vellum, stiffeners from a 15th or early 16th-century liturgical manuscript (upper fore-corner of front wrapper cockled). Provenance: Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor (1935-2008).

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    MEDICINE & SCIENCE -- SALIGNAC, Bernard. Arithmeticae libri duo, et algebrae totidem, cum demonstrationibus. Frankfurt: Andreas Wechel, 1580. 2 parts in one volume, 4° (184 x 150mm). Woodcut device on titles, 2 folded printed tables (upper margin closely shaved with partial loss of headline of first table, small burn loss touching a few letters on leaves m3, m4, light mainly marginal staining). Contemporary limp vellum, stiffeners from a 15th or early 16th-century liturgical manuscript (upper fore-corner of front wrapper cockled). Provenance: Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor (1935-2008).

    The rare second edition of Salignac's important treatise on arithmetic and algebra. Smith Rara Arithmetica pp.539-40 (illustration on the latter page).


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