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BARTOLI, Cosimo
Del Modo di Misurare, le distante, lesupersicie, i corpi, le piante, le prouincie, le prospettiue, & tutte lealtre cose terrene, che possono occorrere gli huomini.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Venice. FrancescoFranceschi Sanese. 1589.,  8vo, 21.5cm, second edition, woodcut decoratedtitle-page,145, (4)pp., with 158 text woodcut figures, I large foldingplate, 5 charts, first letter decoration, trimmed, in early full vellum,hand lettered spine titles, early owners' name on the free fly, smallbookplate on front paste down endpapers, slight damp stain lower magins,on last few leaves, a very good copy. (cgc) A contemporary 16th century book on measurement and surveying by Florentine mathematician, CosimoBartoli (1503-1572), first published in 1564. With chapters on surveyingmethods and instruments, Euclidian geometry, cartographic surveying andthe use of the compass.
$2200.00                          Book Number: 34081                         Order / Enquire



BURNHAM, Brian
New Designs for Learning Highlights of the reports of the Ontario Curriculu m Institute 1963-1966.
Toronto. University of Toronto Press. 1967.,  24cm, xi,326p., original quarter orange cloth with gilt spine titles, white dust-jacket, a fine copy in a very good jacket (eds)
$31.50                          Book Number: 19578                         Order / Enquire



CHAUVENET, William
A Manual of Spherical andPractical Astronomy. Embracing the General Problems of SphericalAstronomy, the Special Applications to Nautical Astronomy, and the Theoryand Use of Fixed and Portable Astronomical Instruments. With an Appendixon the Method of Least Quares. 2 volumes, 1: Spherical Astronomy, 2:Theory and Use of Astronomical Instruments. Method of Least Quares.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Philadelphia. J.B. Lippincott & Co., & London, Trubner & Co. 1864.,  25.5cm, sm4to., 2nd edition, revised and corrected, 708 & 632pp., +15diagram plates (inc. 3 folding), in the original diamond grain plumbcloth, spines slightly faded, gilt spine titles clear, library discardstamps on the title pages, armorial bookplates, a very good to fine soundset (cgc) - William CHAUVENET,(1820-1870), an American mathematician,born in Milford, Pennsylvania. He graduated at Yale in 1840. In 1841 hewas appointed professor of mathematics in the navy, and a year latersucceeded to the chair of mathematics at the naval in Philadelphia. Hewas very active in the movement that led to the establishment of theUnited States naval academy at Annapolis. At first he was professor ofmathematics and astronomy there, and later of astronomy, navigation, andsurveying, and always the most prominent of the academic staff. In 1855he was offered the professorship of mathematics, and in 1859 that ofastronomy and natural philosophy at Yale, but both honors were declined.During the same year he was elected to the chair of mathematics inWashington University, St. Louis, and in 1862 he was chosen chancellorof the university. This book is a detailed treatise combiningcontemporary European advancements along with new American methods usingelectric telegraph and the zenith telescope. Chauvenet has included hisown method for reducing lunar distances, first published in the AmericanEphemeris in 1855 along with the tables for its application .
$500.00    Book Number: 24658         Order / Enquire




COLBURN, Warren
Arithmetic Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction Being a Sequel to Intel
Boston. Hilliard, Gray & Co. 1834.,  18cm, 245p., contemporary signatures, original full leather with gilt spinetitles, wear along spine and edges, a very good sound copy (N3)
$24.50                          Book Number: 18559                         Order / Enquire



COLEMAN, A.J. & G.D. Edwards & K.P. Beltzner
Mathematical Sciences in Canada. Preliminary Edition of the Science Council of Canada, Background Study No. 38.
Ottawa. Science Council of Canada. 1975.,  4to. 28cm, 290p., typescript, printed in blue type, colour printed stiff wraps, a fine copy, scarce (ds26.6).
$52.50                          Book Number: 16538                         Order / Enquire



COMTE, Auguste. Translated by Harriet Martineau.
The PositivePhilosophy of Auguste Comte. Freely Translated and Condensed by HarrietMartineau. Complete in Two Volumes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. John Chapman. 1853.,  8vo.20cm, first edition, xxxvi,480 & xvi,561pp., rear publisher's ads,original blind decorated brown cloth, gilt spine titles, spines chippedon the edges, former owner's stamps, some restoration, internally sound,a very good set. (DS1). ~ An English translation and abridgment of "Cours de philosophie positive" (6 volumes) by French philosopher,Auguste Comte (1798-1857). Comte was the founder of the philosophicaltheory of "positivism". Translated by English author, Harriet Martineau,headings include Books I. Mathematics; 2. Astronomy; 3. Physics; 4.Chemistry; 5. Biology; 6. Social Physics. "My hope is that this book.conveying a sufficient rebuke to those who, in theological ormetaphysical pride, speak evil of a philosophy which is too lofty andtoo simple, too humble and too generous, for the habit of their minds."(Martineau's Preface).
$150.00                          Book Number: 35563                         Order / Enquire



De La CHAPELLE, M.
Institutions de Geometrie, enriches de notes Critiques et Philosophioques sur la Nature et les Developpemens de l'Esprit humain: avecun discours sur l'etude des Mathematiques, ou l'on essaye d'etablir que les Enfans sont capables de s'y appliquer, augmente d'une Response aux Objections qu'en y faites. Ouvrage Utile, Non- Seulement a ceux qui veulent apprendre ou enseigneur les Mathematiques par la voie la plus naturelle, mais encore a toutes les Personnes qui font chargees de quelque Education. Troisieme Edition Considerablement augmentee par l'Auteur. Tome Second.
Paris. Chez Debure l'Aine, Libraire. 1757.,  19.7cm, third edition, Vol. 2. xxv,411,(3)pp., with 21 rear folding plates (geometrical figures), marbled endpapers, full contemporary calf, raised real bands, gilt spine titles & decoration, annotating on rear endpapers, boards worn at the edges, very good, (ds6.6). - Volume two of a French eighteenth century geometry text. A detailed study with numerous problems and solutions. The author was a "Censeur Royale" at both the Academy of Lyon and the Royal Society, London. An interesting pre-Revolution publication: "Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi".
$140.00                          Book Number: 15994                         Order / Enquire



DE MORGAN, Sophia Elizabeth
Memoir of Augustus De Morgan, with Selections from His Letters.
London. Longmans Green & Co. 1882.,  8vo. 21cm, first edition, x,422,2p., ads., frontis portrait, bibliography, names index, rebound in green library buckram, gilt library stamp on the spine, slight staining at the outer margin of the portrait only else a very good to fine clean sound copy thus (ds25.1). - English mathematician, born in Madura.
$105.00                          Book Number: 18675                         Order / Enquire



DESCARTES, Rene
Discours de la Methode, pour bien conduire saraison, & chercher la verite dans les Sciences. Plus, La Dioptrique etles Meteores, Qui sont des effais de cette Methode. Nouvelle Edition,revue & corrigee. En deux tomes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Paris. Chez Pierre Huet, (vol.1.), & LaCompagnie des Librairies. (Vol.2.). 1724.,  16mo, (in 8's), 16.6cm, in2 volumes, 470 & [8],479pp., with 26 folding plates (complete), in fullcontemporary calf, real raised bands, full gilt spine panel decorations,both title labels wanting, volume labels present, spines chipped at thetop and bottom edges, worn at the edges, both volumes have some slightdamp staining along the top text edge, five of the plates are a bit tattyon the leading edge with text loss due to being over folded, a very goodattractive antique set ~ This edition is uncommon. Volume I alsoincludes "Abrege' de la Musique." Volume II is sub-titled "Plus laDioptrique, les Meteores, la Mechanique, & la Musique; qui sont desessais de cette Methode. Nouvelle Edition, revue, corrigee & augmenteedes Remarques du P. Poisson, P.D.L." An interesting pre-FrenchRevolution edition of the great French philosophers most popularwritings: "Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roy".
$1499.96    Book Number: 31981         Order / Enquire




DESCARTES, Rene
Epistolae. Partim ab Auctore Latino sermoneconscriptae, partim ex Gallico translatae. Pars Prima. [Volme One of 3].
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Amsterdam. Daniel Elzevier. 1668.,  4to, 19.5cm, first Latin edition,(viii),383p., title page vignette, numerous woodcut text illustrations,index, black leather label, contemporary full vellum, yapped front edges, some light foxing, binding is somewhat dust soiled (about usual forvellum), very good to fine (ds1). ~ Volume one of three volume set. Thespine title reads : Cartesii. Epistol. Tom. I." A Latin edition ofDescartes' "Letters" whereby the fundamentals of Cartesian doctrines arelaid out.
$600.00                          Book Number: 35575                         Order / Enquire



DESCARTES, Rene
Epistolae, Partim ab Auctore Latino sermoneconscriptae partim ex Gallico translatae. Pars Secunda. [Volume 2 of 3].
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Amsterdam. Blaviana. 1682.,  4to, 20cm, first Latin edition,(iv),404,(4)pp., title page vignette, numerous woodcuts textillustrations, index, in contemporary full vellum, raised bands, darkcrimson leather label, blind stamped border panel decoration on theboards, binding is somewhat dust soiled (about usual for vellum), verygood to fine (ds1). Volume two of three volume set. The spine titlereads: "Cartesii Episto. Tom. II." A Latin edition of Descartes'"Letters" whereby the fundamentals of Cartesian doctrines are explained.
$600.00    Book Number: 35576         Order / Enquire




EMERSON, William
A Treatise of Arithmetic, containing, All the Practical Parts thereof; both in Whole Numbers, Vulgar Fractions, and Decimals. Likewise, The Theory of Numbers, and their Principal Properties, demonstrated in a plain and easy manner. (Being: Vol. I of the 13 Volumes of the " Cyclomathesis").
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed for F. Wingrave, successor to Mr. Nourse. 1791.,  8vo, 20cm, xxii & xvi,244pp., steel engraved frontis mathematical examples, full mottled calf, gilt spine title, morocco label, ex-library, boards worn & detached, contents fine (sgc). - "Cyclomathesis" was originally published in parts in 1763 intended as a series of mathematical manuals for young children This volume is reprinted from the 10 volume second edition of 1770 subtitled: "An Easy Introduction to the Several Branches of the Mathematics; Being principally designed for the Instruction of Young Students, Before they enter upon the more Abtruse and Difficult Parts thereof." This volume contains a biography of William Emerson (1701-1782).
$299.99                          Book Number: 27331                         Order / Enquire



EMERSON, William
The Elements of Geometry, in which Theprincipal Propositions of Euclid, Archimedes, and others, aredemonstrated after the most easy manner. To which is added, A Collectionof useful Geometrical Problems. Also, the Doctrine of Proportion,Arithmetical and Geometrical. Together with a general Method of arguingby proportional Quantities.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed for F. Wingate, Successorto Mr. Nourse. 1794.,  8vo, 20.2cm, viii,216p., with 14 folding plates,in contemporary full tree calf, gilt spine title on crimson moroccolabel, oval gilt library stamp in the bottom spine panel, stamp on rearendpaper, some wear on the edges and on the boards, front hinge expertlyrepaired, very good (ds1). ~ The second volume of "Emerson's Works".William Emerson (1701-1782) believed that arithmetic and geometry werethe main pillars of mathematics. A practical text with many exercisesand with a preface by the author.
$300.00    Book Number: 35376         Order / Enquire




EMERSON, William
The Mathematical Principles of Geography.Containing, I. An Account of the various Properties and Affectionsof the Earth and Sea; with a Description of the several Partsthereof. And a Table of the Latitude and Longitude of Places. II.The Use of the Artificial and Terrestrial Globe, in solvingProblems. III. The Principles of Spherical and SpheroidicalSailing; with the Solution of the several Cases in Numbers, by thecommon Tables, according to the Spheroidical Figure of the Earth./Dialling or the Art of drawing Dials, on All Sorts of Planeswhatever. In Three Parts. Sect. I. The fundamental Principles ofDialling. Sect. II. The Practice of Dialling, illustrated on allkinds of Planes. Sect. III. Of describing the common Furniture ofDials; and the
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed for J. Nourse. 1770.,  8vo, 20.2cm, 2 volume inOne, vii,ii,172 & iv,164pp., with 22 folding plate tables, expertlyrebound in contemporary style half calf, gilt decorated raisedbands, gilt corner and center decorations in the panels, doubleblack crushed morocco labels, marbled boards, text slightly tonedbut a fine copy attractively bound. (cgc) The work deals withnavigation and time. The eighteenth century mathematician was notedfor his precision and exactness. This is displayed in this volumewith fine diagrams and extensive tables of latitude and longitude.
$1750.00    Book Number: 36562         Order / Enquire




FIELD, Michael & Martin Golubitsky
Symmetry in Chaos. A Search for Pattern in Mathematics, Art and Nature.
Oxford. Oxford University Press. 1992.,  4to. 27.5cm, xii,218p., lavishly illustrated including many colour, appendices, bibliography, index, black cloth, gilt spine titles, fine in fine jacket (sgc). The authors describe how a chaotic process eventually can lead to symmetric patterns and have generated mathematically a series of stunning computer images linking symmetry and chaos. An appendix contains several BASIC programs which will enable home computer owners to experiment with similar images.
$28.00                          Book Number: 15054                         Order / Enquire


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