A catalog of publications on mathematics dating back as far as the 1500s. Notable works include a third edition of Le Operazioni Del Compasso Geometrico, et Militare by Galileo Galilei, a second edition of Théorie Mathématique by André-Marie Ampère, and the first French edition of Nicholas Halma’s translation of the mathematical works of Ptolemy.
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Science, Medicine, and Mathematics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, and ephemera relating to the history of science, medicine, and mathematics.
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