Algebra Treatise 1809 Thomas Simpson early math text book leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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A Treatise of Algebra, Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in many useful and interesting inquiries, and in the resolution of a great variety of problems of different kinds. To which is added, the geometrical construction of a great number of linear and plane problems, with the method of resolving the same numerically by Thomas Simpson.
Published 1809, Philadelphia for Mathew Carey.
400 pages. Text in English. Engraved illustrations throughout. First Edition.
Early owners name Charles Tewksbury, 1826 and the price he paid for the book on front fly leaf.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands. Front joint cracked, front cover loose and held only by binding cords.
Text block remains tight and sound, some light scattered spotting and small throughout. Profusion of equations and small diagrams.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Important early math book which Thomas Jefferson recommended and had a copy of in his personal library.
Book Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.