Liverpool: Edward Howell, Church Street, 1863. First Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Item #305974
Bookplate of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire on the inside front cover, and their ticket on the rear inside cover. Original printed wrappers, chipped at extremities. Class number at bottom left hand corner of cover, and marked in places. Contents clean throughout. Title page and 71 printed pages, with 2 folding diagrams and appendix. The appendix reprints the controversial review of his work from The Athenaeum of May 1861, along with Smith's response to it. It was this review, and his response that fired Smith's life long passion for answering the squaring of the circle. Smith studied geometry and mathematics for practical purposes, and his attention was drawn to the problem of squaring the circle. Developing an obsession with proving his theory, he communicated incessantly with the Royal Society and many mathematicians on the subject. Augustus De Morgan was a particular target of his enthusiasm. Size: Octavo (14 x 21 cms). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Featured; New Arrivals; Mathematics. Inventory No: 305974. This item may require more postage than the rates shown for delivery outside the UK. If extra postage is required we will contact you before processing your order and you will be given the details and option to decline the extra cost.
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquarian & Rare; Featured; New Arrivals; Mathematics. James Smith (1805-1872). [Squaring the Circle] [1863 Squaring the Circle Pamphlet] A Nut to Crack for the Readers of Professor De Morgan's "Budget of Paradoxes".