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Book Description
Second edition of this rare Spanish handbook of arithmetic, first published in 1699. The appendix, beginning with page 470, contains chapters on guessing numbers someone else has imagined, numerological entertainments inspired by Kabbalah, geometric calculations, musical intervals, and music theory. Juan Bautista Corachan (1661-1741) of Valencia was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of his hometown in 1696, and participated in the scientific salons of the city at the turn of the 17th and 18th century. He is the author of a number of books aiming at popularizing the sciences.
Dealer Notes
See Palau IV, p. 95 for the first and the 1735 edition only; OCLC locates three copies of the first edition in the US, at Berkeley, University of Michigan and Columbia University; the present edition is located at Yale, University of Michigan and in New York Public Library.
Author CORACHÁN, Juan Bautista.
Date 1719
Binding contemporary Spanish vellum, spine lettered in ink; rear hinge broken, rear cover with vellum missing along lower margin; Spanish ownership inscription by Manuel Huarte, dated 1882, on front fly-leaf.
Publisher Barcelona, Juan Pifferer,
Condition 4to, pp. [iv], 494, [14]; occasioanl light browning of foxing, one gathering browned throughout;

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