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From antique books co-authored by Archimedes to more modern tomes on the math of astronomy, there are plenty of rare and antique math books for anyone who is passionate about the study and practice of mathematics. Our booksellers have collected a fantastic selection of rare math books that can be found below in the Biblio Rare Book Room, including various ephemera and signed documents sure to increase the value of anyone's rare and antique book collection.

Tetragonismus id est circuli quadratura per Cãpanu, Archimede Syracusanu atqz boetium mathematicae perspicacissimos adinuenta by ARCHIMEDES / BOETHIUS / CAMPANO DA NOVARA / GAURICO, Luca, ed

32 ff. with elaborate woodcut on title, woodcut initials and diagrams throughout.  Bound in later marbled paper over boards.  Title and first 3 leaves stained at outer margin, scattered light waterstaining, cropped at top margin affecting running head a…

From Martayan Lan, Inc.


Opera Geometrica [De sphaera et Solidis Sphaeralibus; De Motu Gravium; De Dimensione Parabolae] by TORRICELLI, Evangelista

Florence: Amadoro Massa & Lorenzo de Landis, 1644. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 3 parts in one, 4to. (220x158 mm), [2], [2:blank], [1-2] 3-243 [1], [1-2] 3-115 (i.e. 151) [1] pp., genera…

From Milestones of Science Books


A student's manuscript of mathematical problems from A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry as well as Andrew MacKay's The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea or Land. by Bonnycastle, John

Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 170 page manuscript. Contemporary half speckled sheep, marbled sides. Several contemporary sheets of manuscript with mathematical notations loosely inserted. Corners repaired, a little wear and some disc…

From Alembic Rare Books


Scientific American - 38 Issues, 1861 and 1862

This is a large, Civil War-era lot of 38 issues of "SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN" magazine ("A Journal of Practical Information in Art, Science, Mechanics, Agriculture, Chemistry, and Manufacturers) in very good condition. The issues date from 1861 to 1862 and fea…

From CraigsClassics


Opticks by Isaac Newton

Illustrated with 12 folding engraved plates of optical/geometrical diagrams and a few woodcut diagrams and tables in text; large woodcut decorative tail-pieces, head-pieces and initials. 8vo. Contemporary full speckled calf; boards with double-fillet gilt…

From George Robert Minkoff, Inc.


Arithmetica universalis, by [Newton, Isaac; William Whiston; Edmond Halley]

Cambridge and London: Typis Academicis; Benj. Tooke, 1707. First edition. Very Good. Octavo (19cm); [8], 343, [1] pages (the last page blank) . Figure and diagrams in text. Running-title: Algebrae elementa. Editor's preface signed: G.W. [i.e. William Wh…

From Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio


A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

Title: A History of Western Philosophy Subtitle: And Its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day Author: Bertrand Russell Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Place: London Year: 1947 Edition: First…

From Budun Archivum - Rare Books from Budapest


The Foundations of Arithmetic by Frege, G. (Gottlob), [English Translation By J. L. Austin]

London: Basil Blackwell, 1950. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Green Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Xii, 119 Pp. , With Page Numbers And Text Duplicated In English And German. Green Cloth, Gilt. First Edition In English With German And English Text On Facing Pag…

From Arroyo Seco Books



Paris: Gauthier-Villars. Very Good. 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean brown cloth, re-backed with maroon cloth over 1/2 leather spine. Paper spine label. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact , first and last few pages are somewhat foxed. Fr…

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


The Doctrine of Chances, or a Method of Calculating the Probabilities of Events in Play by de Moivre, A

New York: Chelsea, 1967. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 3rd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ffep bears the name of Helen M Walker, author of statistics texts. facsimile reproduction hardcover, with the slightest cover rubs. 368pp.…

From Milliway's Books


MATHEMATICALL MAGIC, or, The Wonders that may be performed by Mechanical Geometry. by WILKINS, Bishop John.:

London, printed for M. F. for Sa: Gellibrand, at the Brasen Serpent in Pauls Church-yard, 1648. In two books. Concerning Mechanical Powers, Motions. Being one of the most easy, pleasant, useful, (and yet most neglected) part of mathematicks. Not before t…

From Roger Middleton


On Probability; On the Study and Difficulties of Mathematics; Double Refraction & Polarisation of Light by Augustus de Morgan; Peter Mark Roget; Sir David Brewster

London : Baldwin and Cradock, 1831 A collection of papers from the Library of Useful Knowledge bound in one volume. DeMorgan is best known for DeMorgan's Theorem (!A AND !B) == !(A OR B), which forms the basis of the modern technique used to miniaturi…

From E C Books


The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of M. Bion, ... To which are added, the construction and uses of such instruments as are omitted by M. Bion; ... By Edmund Stone. The whole illustrated with twenty-six folio copper-plates by BION, Nicolas

1723 1st ed Mathematics Instruments Bion Engineering Science Navigation PhysicsRare 1st English edition of Bion's famous mathematics treatise!'The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments' is an important mathematics treatise by Nicolas…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Prattica D'Algebra Di Antonio Biondini by Antonio Biondini

Venice: Battista Tramontin, 1689. Vellum. Very Good -. The very scarce 1689 original printing of Antonio Biondini's "Prattica D'Algebra" ("Treatise of Algebra"). Published in Venice in its commonly-read Latin, the original vellum binding is still strong…

From Appledore Books, ABAA


Nuovo Lume: Libro di Arithmetica…Con uno Breve Trattato di Geometria...Composto per lo Acutissimo Prescrutatore delle Archimediane & Euclidiane Dottrine. by Sfortunati, Giovanni

[Venice: Nicolo di Aristotile detto Zoppino,], 1534 First edition of this treatise on arithmetic for merchants. Sfortunati, whose dates are not recorded, was a Siena-born teacher of arithmetic who worked through much of Italy and Sicily. His book, which…

From Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB


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