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Scriptores Logarithmici; or, A Collection of Several Tracts on the Nature and Construction of Logarithms mentioned in Dr. Huttonís Historical Introduction to his new Edition of Sherwinís Mathematical Tables: together with Some Tracts on the Binomial Theorem and other Subjects connected with the Doctrine of Logarithms.
- 1st.ed., 6 vols., 4to., title + xix + 1 (errata) + cxxi + 383pp.; x + 2 + 591pp., 1 folding plate; title + cviii + (2) + 791pp.; 1 + (i) + 700pp., 2 folding plates; 1 + (i) + clvi + 866pp., 1 engraved plate; lxxxiv + 958pp., half-titles in all volumes except vol.3, heavy spotting in most volumes but a good set attractively bound in pale blue boards, vellum-coloured paper spines with printed labels. London, for B.White (Vols.1-3), J.White (Vols.4-6), 1791-1807. Complete sets of this massive work are rare. ëPerhaps the many publications with which he strove to bring mathematics to a much wider audience were the most notable aspect of Maseresí legacy. Some were original works of distinguished mathematicians. of the reprints that Maseres made at his own expense, the most significant is the Scriptores Logarithmici (1791-1807), six volumes devoted to the subject of logarithms, including the works of Kepler, Napier, Snellius, and others, interspersed with original tracts on related subjectsí. (D.S.B.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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