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Rara mathematica, or, A collection of treatises on the mathematics and subjects connected with them : from ancient inedited manuscripts

Author: J O Halliwell-Phillipps
Publisher: London : Maynard, 1841
Series: (Landmarks II).
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Micro-opaque : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J O Halliwell-Phillipps
OCLC Number: 8922485
Notes: Text in English and Latin.
Reproduction Notes: Microopaque. New York : Readex Microprint, 1979. 2 cards ; 23 x 15 cm. (Landmarks II).
Description: viii, 120 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Johannis de Sacro Bosco Tractatus de arte numerandi. --
II. A method used in England in the fifteenth century for taking the altitude of a steeple or inacessible object. --
III. A treatise on the numeration of algorism. --
IV. A treatise on the properties and qualities of glasses for optical purposes, according to the making, polishing, and grinding of them. By William Bourne. --
V. Johannis Robyns de cometis commentaria. --
VI. Two tables: one shewing the time of high water at London bridge and the other the duration of moon-light. --
VII. A treatise on the mensuration of heights and distances. --
VIII. An account table for the use of merchants. --
IX. Alexandri de Villa Dei Carmen de algorismo. --
X. Prefatio Danielis de Merlai ad librum de naturis superiorum et inferiorum. --
XI. Proposals for some inventions in the mechanical arts. --
XII. Preface to a calendar or almanac for the year 1430. --
XIII. Johannis Norfolk In artem progressionis summula. --
XIV. Appendix: I. Observations on the numerical contractions found in some manuscripts of the treatise on geometry by Boetius. II. Notes on early almanacs.
Series Title: (Landmarks II).
Other Titles: Collection of treatises on the mathematics and subjects connected with them
Responsibility: edited by James Orchard Halliwell.

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