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CLAVIUS, Christopher.

Aritmetica Prattica....

Tradotta da latino in italiano dal sig. Lorenzo Castellano patritio romano. Revista dal medesimo P. Clavio con alcune aggiunte.

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Published: Venice Domenico Frigido, 1678

Stock Code: 129127

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Notes

Later edition of the Italian translation, first published in Latin in 1583, with the Italian translation following in 1586. Christopher Clavius (1538-1612) was a German Jesuit astronomer and mathematician. "Clavius was an excellent teacher of mathematics, and his textbooks were models of good arrangement. This work is an attempt at a practical arithmetic. It is conservative in treatment, the applications being confined, as was the custom, largely to the rule of three. It was too scholarly to be popular in schools under the mercantile influence, but it was influential in the classical schools" (Smith, p. 378). Of this edition, OCLC lists only a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma.

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Description

Octavo (166 x 105 mm). 19th-century quarter mottled calf, green paper sides, red speckled edges.

Condition

Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine chipped showing paper backing, some loss to lettering on label, wear to extremities, covers lightly marked and discoloured with sticker residue to front cover, contents dampstained and browned. A good copy.

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