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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.


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 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 disco…

From Alembic Rare Books


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., general half-title, p…

From Milestones of Science 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


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


Practical Mathematics, Parts I, II, III, IV, Instruction Paper by Hobbs, Glenn M., and Edward B. Waite, and John P. Schroeter

Chicago IL: American School of Correspondence, 1921. Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Set of four books, parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the course. Preserved in each book is the certificate of completion (certified exam grade form, from the school) of the prev…

From Zephyrus Books, IOBA


The world of Mathematics Four Volume Set by James R. Newman

New York: Simon And Schuster,, 1956. 1st edition. Very Good no tears or markings. New York: Simon And Schuster,, 1956. 1st edition. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 2535 Pp. Four Volumes, Blue Cloth, Gilt. lettering on the spineStated Th…

From Little Red Bookstore


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


Cours de calcul différentiel et intégral, par J.-A. Serret, Tome Premier and Tome Second by Serret, J. -A

Paris: Gauthier- Villars, 1868. Both volumes Very Good in marbled paper boards with cloth spines, prior owner name stamp title page, lacking the title labels at spines, boards rubbed, binding solid and tight, moderate foxing throughout both volumes, conte…

From Dale Steffey Books


Six-Place Tables by NA

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1922. First Edition (stated), Third Printing. Hardcover. Sextodecimo. 6.75 x 4 inches. 124 pp. Very Good+. No dust jacket as issued. Black imitation leather over board. Title and publisher gilt-stamped on spine. Slightly cocked. Ear…

From Village Lights Bookstore


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


Degli elementi della geometria piana, composti da Euclide megarese by EUCLID

1755 Elements EUCLID Greek Mathematics Logic Geometry Math Naples Italian "The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God" – Euclid A rare and important study on the theories of Euclid. These theories include ancient Greek ideas on mathe…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


A Treatise on Surveying, Containing the Theory and Practice: To Which is Prefixed a Perspicuous System of Plane Trigonometry by Gummere, John (1784-1845)

Philadelphia: Kimber and Sharpless, 1843. Hardcover. Very Good/None Issued. John Gummere though self-taught was one of the most eminent mathematicians of during the late 18th and early 19th century in the United States. He was a keen astronomer and one…

From Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA]


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