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CLAVIUS, Christoph. Epitome arithmeticae practica. 1583.

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CLAVIUS, Christoph. 

Epitome arithmeticae practica. 

Roma, Dominici Basae, 1583.

Small 8vo (157x101 mm), 219-(13) pages.  binding : Nineteenth-century full stiff vellum, flat spine, title in gilt on lettering-piece. Minor repairs on margin of page 41 and at the bottom of the last leaf. 

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First edition of this work which is known to have influenced Descartes and Leibniz.

references: Honeyman [II, 710], Smith [p.375-378 : "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 influential in the classical schools"]
The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing [ C95 (ed. 1613. ) : "This arithmetic deals with the standard operations and applications and is described by Smith (Rara) as being a model of good arrangement … conservative in treatment….applications confined to the rule of three. It was first issued in Latin in 1583"].

Price : 1800 €

Photo CLAVIUS, Christoph. 
Photo CLAVIUS, Christoph. 
Photo CLAVIUS, Christoph. 
Photo CLAVIUS, Christoph. 
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