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LE GENDRE, F[rancois].
L'Arithmetique En Sa Perfection,

Mise en Pratique Selon l'Usage des Financiers, Gens de Pratique, Banquiers, et Marchands, Contenant Une ample & familiere explication de ses Principes, tant en nombres entiers qu'en fractions. Un Traité de Geometrie pratique appliquée à l'Arpentage & au Toisé, tant des Superficies que des Corps solides. Un Abregé d'Algebre, suivi de quantité de Questions curieuses. Et un autre Traité d'Arithmetique aux Jettons. Derniere Edition, plus correcte que les précédentes.

pp. (ii) blank, (x), 503, (i) blank. Numerous text woodcuts including three of surveying instruments. Contemporary French calf, rebacked, with the label of Royal Artillery Library and the ownership inscription of PAUL LA BROSSE, 1749, and the signature of JOHN MARRE on the title, one leaf torn in the margin without loss, a couple of minor marginal paper flaws, contents clean, a very good copy.

*SOTHERAN Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica 2nd. Supplement v.I #1847 et seq. This work was first issued in 1657, with a tenth edition in 1691. The later editions differed considerably from the first. Sotheran #1850 is listed as 1753 Derniere Edition but appears to differ from the edition offered here. The comment, however, records that it has the section on Jettons, '....not included in foregoing ones.' The compiler also notes - 'The work in all its editions is very rare, and was quite unknown to Prof. de Morgan, Poggendorff, and other bibliographers. It is not mentioned by Montucla and Cantor, and there was no copy in the Libri Catalogue.' Clearly even the compiler was not aware of this, earlier edition. There is no work by this author in the Turner Collection.

Pierre Gandouin. Paris.

Date Published: 1735. 12mo.

Stock No. 13474

Price: £400.00