Elementi D'Aritmetica [= Elements of Arithmetic]; Numerica, E Letterale [= Numerical and Literal]. Giovanni Crivelli.
Elementi D'Aritmetica [= Elements of Arithmetic]; Numerica, E Letterale [= Numerical and Literal]

Elementi D'Aritmetica [= Elements of Arithmetic]; Numerica, E Letterale [= Numerical and Literal]

Venezia: Gabriel Hertz, 1728. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [14], 170, [4] pp. Quarter brown later leather over contemporary rag paper boards. Lacks the frontispiece and the rear endpaper. With the errata slip. Riccardi 386. Crivelli was an important mathematician and scientist. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1734. His Elements of Arithmetic is notoriously difficult to find. As of 2/19/21 OCLC shows nine holdings worldwide of this title. After this publication, Crivelli completed a work on physics, some of which is still used in high school classrooms today. He was a circumspect scientist, fully aware of the scope of Newton and Galilee's achievements. Crivelli also credited Arabic astronomers in his second publication for their contributions to science and the scientific method. Crivelli's Elements focuses heavily on fractions, division, radical numbers, squaring numbers, and elements of algebra. A presentable copy of this scarce arithmetic. Very Good. Item #00009807

A Very Good copy with a tiny spot of insect damage to the errata slip and two contemporary owner's markings.

Price: $500.00

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