17 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,750
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
NAPIER, John. Rabdologiae seu numerationis per virgulas libri duo. Leiden: Peter Rammasen, 1626.
12o (142 x 76 mm). 9 woodcut folding diagrams and diagrams in text. (Browned, one plate silked, title torn and repaired.) Contemporary vellum (foot of spine repaired).
Second edition. Napier's work represents an attempt to devise more efficient ways of calculation by the use of rudimentary calculating devices. See previous lot. See Norman 1574.
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