Liverpool: Edward Howell, Church Street, 1862. First Edition. Softcover. Fair Condition. Item #305976
Bookplate of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire on the inside front cover. Original printed wrappers. Class number at bottom left and top left hand corners of the front cover, which is detached and chipped in places. Rear cover chipped. Contents clean throughout. Title page and 54 printed pages, with 2 folding diagrams. 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; New Arrivals; Mathematics. Inventory No: 305976. 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; New Arrivals; Mathematics. James Smith (1805-1872). [Squaring the Circle] [1862 Squaring the Circle Pamphlet] Letter Addressed to the President and Vice-Presidents of the British Association for the Advancement of Scie