Mathematics

Rare and first edition books in the fields of Mathematics including navigation, philosophy, history and mathematical development.

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  1. Le Pilote Expert.
    DASSIÉ, F. Le Pilote Expert.

    Havre de Grace : 1683

    First edition. Uncommon, WorldCat locates copies at BnF, BL, Newberry, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, Paris Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and the University of Rostock only. No copies recorded at auction. A comprehensive manual of marine navigation including a glossary of navigational terms, methods of establishing longitude, the... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 90835

  2. Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe.
    HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe.

    Paris : 1817

    First separate issue, the work also being issued in periodical form in Mémoires de physique et de chimie de la societe Arcueil 3 (1817). The work is notable for containing the first map to show the use of isotherms, a term Humboldt coined for lines of equal average temperatures. The chart extends only across the northern hemisphere, from America to... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 90281

  3. Études de chiffres arabes,
    CHAUVIN, Léon. Études de chiffres arabes,

    Paris : 1845

    First and only edition, uncommon, WorldCat locates copies at BnF, Oxford, Tel Aviv, University of California, Swiss National Library, and Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. An interesting study of the morphology of Arab numerals with reference to calligraphy, illustrated with a series of elegant proportional studies lithographed by Villain,... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 90010

  4. Cardinal Algebras.
    TARSKI, Alfred. Cardinal Algebras.

    New York : 1949

    First edition, first printing and a lovely copy of this "axiomatic study of cardinal numbers (including zero) under finite and countable addition an important axiomatic contribution to the foundations of set theory" in which "many noteworthy theorems about generalized cardinal algebras are proved" (Birkhoff, review, Bulletin of the American Mathematical... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 88446

  5. The Fractal Geometry of Nature.
    MANDELBROT, Benoit B. The Fractal Geometry of Nature.

    San Francisco : 1982

    First revised edition, first printing. Inscribed by Mandelbrot on the half title, "To Richard Garwin, with the compliments of Benoit Mandelbrot, Au 17, 1982". A beautiful copy of this volume, substantially revised from the original 1977 publication titled Fractals. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 87142

  6. A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic.
    KRIPKE, Saul A. A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic.

    New Brunswick, NJ : 1959

    First edition, first impression of the author's first major work, published when he was only eighteen years old. Saul Kripke (1940- ) is one of the most original and influential logicians and philosophers of the present day. In 1977 the New York Times magazine described him as "one of the most penetrating minds of our time. His achievements span the... Learn More
    £1,700.00

    Stock Code: 86372

  7. Essai sur les fondements de la géométrie.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. Essai sur les fondements de la géométrie.

    Paris : 1901

    First edition in French of Russell's Essay on the Foundations of Geometry, his second book and "first full-length philosophical work" (Richards, Essay on the Foundations of Geometry and the Cambridge mathematical tradition). The book was championed in France by the eminent mathematician Henri Poincaré, which led to Russell being invited to deliver... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 75333

  8. The description and use of two arithmetick instruments.
    MORLAND, Sir Samuel. The description and use of two arithmetick instruments.

    London : 1673

    First edition of the first book in English on a mechanical calculating machine, and the first separate work on the subject since Napier's Rabdologiae (1617). Nothing more of any significance was published in English on calculating machines until Babbage in the 19th century.

    Morland (1625-1695) was at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he tutored... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 63951

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