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Halley; Raphson; Newton
Tracts on the Resolution of Affected Algebraick Equations
London : Francis Maseres, c. 1800. Very good condition. Text toned uniformly. . Book Canada General; Book Science & Technology; , Contemporary calf boards, rebacked skillfully in matching calf. Spine in six compartments of raised bands with gilt ruling and blind tooled decorative devices. Gilt label on 2. , In the preface the publisher states that "The principle object of the present collection of tracts is to explain, and illustrate by examples, Mr. Raphson's and Dr. Halley's methods of resolving affected algebraic equations by approximation, and to compare these two methods with each other, in order to be able to form a judgment of their respective merits and determine to which of them we ought to give the preference."Francis Maseres (1731-1824) was an English lawyer, an attorney general of the Province of Quebec, judge, mathematician, historian, member of the Royal Society, and cursitor baron of the exchequer. , Size : 8vo. (208x120mm)., Illustrated with a profusion of in text equations. , Ex Libris on the verso of half title 'of Mathematical Society'. On the same leaf it states in period hand writing "Twelve copies of this work were presented to the mathematical society for distribution among its members by Baron Meseres. This copy was not, P. Half title, Blank (with hand written note), Title, Blank, Preface (v-lxxii), Errata (lxxiii-lxxiv), Table of Contents (lxxv-lxxviii), 1-479.
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