Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. , vi-xvi, , 2-552 pp. Red cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Illustrated with several in-text diagrams. Oxford DNB, Maurice Headlam and Ivor Thomas, "Heath, Sir Thomas Little". The Manual is a condensed version of Heath's two-volume History of Greek Mathematics. Heath's History of Greek Mathematics was his magnum opus, and is still regarded as the authoritative and definitive work on ancient Greek mathematics. Before Heath, little work had been done on Greek mathematics prior to Euclid. Heath was a pre-eminent classicist and helped to edit the ninth edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon, adding several Greek mathematical terms to it. This volume is Heath's general overview of the development of mathematics in Ancient Greece intended for a reader educated in the Classics, but without an advanced knowledge of mathematics. An important work from a significant twentieth-century classical Greek scholar with its dust jacket in exceptional condition. Near Fine / Very Good+. Item #00009597
A Near Fine book with faint foxing to the top textblock and to the pastedowns in a Very Good+ price-clipped dust jacket.