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  1. The Foundations of Geometry. Authorised Translation by E. J. Townsend, PH. D. University of Illinois.

    The Foundations of Geometry. Authorised Translation by E. J. Townsend, PH. D. University of Illinois.

    Front cover with dampmark, contents unaffected; very short tear to initial leaf with publishers advertisment; a very good copy.
    First edition in English, the UK issue, co-published with The Open Court Publishing Company of Chicago, of one of the most influential mathematics publications of the 20th century. Hilbert's classical investigation of the logical foundations of geometry was first published in German in 1899. Until this publication, all geometry, including such recent and sophisticated developments as hyperbolic and elliptic geometry, implied an intuitive idea of the concepts ‘point', ‘line', ‘plane', ‘between', ‘lies on' etc. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1902

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115519

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