Liverpool: Edward Howell, Church Street, 1870. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Item #305978
Original plum coloured cloth, gilt lettered. Bookplate of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire on the front pastedown, and their ticket on the rear inside cover. Class number and label at foot of spine. Uncut top edges. Contents clean throughout. 42 pages, 290 pages, 178 pages, errata leaf. 6 folding plates. Illustrations in the text. 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 (14.5 x 23 cms). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Mathematics; Mini Catalogue 2020 June; Featured; Inventory No: 305978. This item is potentially heavy when packed and may require more postage than the rates shown. 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; Mathematics; Mini Catalogue 2020 June; Featured; 1870 Squaring the Circle Book The Ratio between Diameter and Circumference in a Circle demonstrated by Angles and Euclids Theorem Proposition 32 Book 1 proved to be Fall