1756 A Treatise of Algebra in Three Parts
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Early Edition, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
The very scarce second edition of Scottish mathematician Colin Maclaurin's important mathematical work.
First published in 1748, two years after his death, within the work Maclaurin proved a rule for solving square linear systems in the cases of 2 and 3 unknowns, and discussed the case of 4 unknowns. Also included is a lengthy appendix in Latin, 'reprinted from a manuscript written and corrected in Maclaurin's own hand'.
Illustrated with twelve folding plates, and with numerous vignette algebraic illustrations throughout. Collated, complete.
With two pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear.
With the contemporary inscription of Arthur Duff to the front free endpaper and title page.
ESTC reference no. T152308
A very scarce copy of this important work, used as a standard text book at Cambridge University for over half a century after publication.
In a full calf binding. Front board and front free endpaper detached. Rear joint starting, with board holding firm. Significant rubbing to back strip. Contemporary inscription to front free endpaper and title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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