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De Arte Logistica Joannis Naperi . Libri Qui Supersunt.
Edinburgh: Impressum Edinburgh, 1839. - First Edition. Frontispiece, xciv, 1 leaf, 162 pp; 1 plate. Contemporary polished calf. Front joint cracked. Margins of frontispiece, and of plate, dampstained. Lightly dampstained along lower margin of covers and of pages. Very Good. 'Some material was, apparently, assembled soon after [Napier's] first marriage in 1572 and may have been prompted by knowledge he had gleaned during his travels abroad. This treatise, dealing mainly with arithmetic and algebra, survived in manuscript form and was transcribed, after Napier's death, by his son Robert for the benefit of Briggs. It was published in 1839 by a descendant, Mark Napier, who gave to it the title De arte logistica. From this work, it appears that Napier had investigated imaginary roots of equations, a subject he refers to as a great algebraic secret' (Margaret E. Baron in D. S. B. 9: 610). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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