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A TREATISE OF ALGEBRA. First American, from the Eighth London Edition. by  Thomas Simpson - First American edition - 1809 - from Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA) and

A TREATISE OF ALGEBRA. First American, from the Eighth London Edition.

by Simpson, Thomas

Condition: Very good condition

Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1809. Book. Very good condition. Hardcover. First American edition. Octavo (8vo). [viii], 400 pages of text. Original unresotred mottled full calf (leather) binding with minimal shelfwear. Original maroon gilt-lettered spine label is intact. Moderate foxing scattered throughout the text, with heavy browning and foxing to several pages. Contemporary previous owner's name neatly on the front endpaper: E. M. Drinker. Besides the foxing and browning, the text is clean and unmarked, and the binding is attractive and well preserved. The title continues "...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." This book was recommended by Thomas Jefferson and was among the 149 titles retained for his personal library..
  • Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA) US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 016489
  • Title: A TREATISE OF ALGEBRA. First American, from the Eighth London Edition.
  • Author: Simpson, Thomas
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very good condition
  • Edition: First American edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed for Mathew Carey
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1809
  • Size: Octavo (8vo)


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