KNOTT, Cargill Gilston.

Napier Tercentenary Memorial Volume.

London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1915 Stock Code: 141046
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First edition of this collection of essays and addresses presented at the John Napier tercentenary celebration held in July 1914 in Edinburgh to commemorate the publication of Napier's Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio. The editor was the Scottish physicist and seismologist Knott (1856-1922), who "became a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1880 and its general secretary in 1912, and was a principal founder of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society" (ODNB).

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Description

Quarto. Original cream cloth, titles to spine and MacFarlane coat of arms to front board gilt, top edge gilt, dark red endpapers.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece portrait, 16 plates, of which 3 in colour or partial colour, and occasional plans, diagrams and figures to text.

Condition

Cloth lightly soiled and cockled, spine slightly toned, prelims and endmatter foxed, mild offsetting from frontispiece. A very good copy.

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