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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.

$27,000.00


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., genera...

From Milestones of Science Books

€8,500.00


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 v...

From Appledore Books, ABAA

$10,000.00


Nuovo Lume: Libro di Arithmetica…Con uno Breve Trattato di Geometria...Composto per lo Acutissimo Prescrutatore delle Archimediane & Euclidiane Dottrine. by Sfortunati, Giovanni

[Venice: Nicolo di Aristotile detto Zoppino,], 1534 First edition of this treatise on arithmetic for merchants. Sfortunati, whose dates are not recorded, was a Siena-born teacher of arithmetic who worked through much of Italy and Sicily. His book, which...

From Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB

$7,500.00


Monumenta omnia mathematica (1685) + Opera quae extant (1615) by ARCHIMEDES Syracusani [ Maurolico ]

Panormi [Palermo]: apud D. Cyllenium Hesperium, sumpt. Antonini Giardinae bibliopolae Panorm, 1685. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Monumenta omnia mathematica, quae extant, quorumque catalogum inue...

From Milestones of Science Books

€4,200.00


Thomae Hobbes Malmesburiensis Opera philosophica, quae latinè scripsit, omnia : Antè quidem per partes, nunc autem, post cognitas omnium objectiones, conjunctim & accuratiùs edita. by HOBBES, Thomas

1668 1ed Works of Thomas Hobbes 1st Latin Leviathan Philosophy De Cive COMPLETE "The condition of man . . . is a condition of war of everyone against everyone." – Thomas Hobbes The first Latin edition of Hobbes' famous 'Leviathan'! Thomas Hobbes was ...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$4,950.00


THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF TWO ARITHMETICK INSTRUMENTS. Together with a short treatise, explaining and demonstrating the ordinary operations of arithmetick. As likewise, a Perpetual Almanack, and several useful Tables. by MORLAND, Samuel.:

London: printed, and are to be sold by Moses Pitt at the White-Hart in Little-Britain, 1673.. Presented to His Most Excellent Majesty Charles II. King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, &c. By S. Morland. FIRST EDITION second issue 1673, small 8vo, ...

From Roger Middleton

£3,500.00


Essai sur les Probabilités de la Durée de la Vie Humaine by DEPARCIEUX, Antoine

Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1746. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Essai sur les Probabilités de la Durée de la Vie Humaine; d'où l'on déduit la m...

From Milestones of Science Books

€3,000.00


Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per Gemmam Frisium by APIANUS, Peter

1553 Peter Apianus Cosmographia Astronomy Navigation Map Mathematics AMERICA Peter Apian was a 16th-century humanist who is remembered for his studies in astronomy and mathematics. His best and most-known work was his book on cosmography which was extrem...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$3,500.00


Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques. by Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques

Brussels: M. Haney, 1846 First edition. Original printed wrappers. Affixed to the bottom portion of the front wrappers is a printed slip for the Paris publisher, Jules Renouard, who apparently acquired part of the edition. . Large octavo. Wrappers part...

From Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB

$2,500.00


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

$2,500.00


Elucidatio fabricae ususque astrolabii, Joanne Stoflerino, ...authore, cui multa et diligens accessit recognitio, una cum schematum negotio accomodatorum, exactissima expressione; adjectus est index... by STOEFFLER, Johann

1553 Stoffler Astrolabii Astronomy Horology Navigation Illustrated Astrology Johannes Stöffler was a 15th-century German astronomer and mathematician who is best-remembered for his works on teaching astronomy, horology, and geography. While he had sever...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$2,500.00


The Residual Analysis; A New Branch of the Algebraic Art, Of very extensive Use, both in Pure Mathematics, and Natural Philosophy. Book I [all published] by Landen, John

London: Printed for the Author; and sold by L. Hawes…[et al.], 1764 First edition. Recent tan calf over marbled boards, Gilt-ruled spine with crimson morocco label. . Quarto. Five engraved folding plates. With list of subscribers. A little light foxin...

From Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB

$2,500.00


THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF A PORTABLE INSTRUMENT, vulgarly known by the name of GUNTER'S QUADRANT 1721, BOUND WITH, THE ART OF NUMBRING BY SPEAKING-RODS, Vulgarly termed NEPEIRS BONES 1685. by LEYBOURN, William. 2 WORKS BOUND TOGETHER.:

London, J. Wilcox, 1721.. By which is perform'd most propositions in Astronomy; as, the altitude, azimuth, right ascension and declination of the sun, &c. also his rising and setting and amplitude, together with the hour of the day or night, and other co...

From Roger Middleton

£1,750.00


KEY TO MILNE'S PLANE AND SOLID GEOMETRY 1899 (Super Scarce!) by MILNE

NY: AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY, 1899. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. TITLE: KEY TO MILNE'S PLANE AND SOLID GEOMETRY 1899 (Super Scarce!) AUTHOR: William J. Milne PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY, NY 1899 EDITION: First Edition assume...

From FairView Books

$2,120.00


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