ANFANGSGRÜNDE DER RECHENKUNST, zum Gerbrauch der deutschen Schulen in den…

ANFANGSGRÜNDE DER RECHENKUNST, zum Gerbrauch der deutschen Schulen in den Vereinigten Staaten von America und besonders in Pennsylvanien...

Edition: First edition.

Johann Ritter: Reading [Pennsylvania], 1807. Contemporary marbled boards and plain leather spine. [x], 176, [2] pp. Spine has chips to tips; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; boards rubbed; text has yellowing, moderate foxing, occasional minor soiling, and a damp stain to lower portion from pp 155 to end including rear endpapers; text VG otherwise. This is quite possibly the first mathematics text book originally published in the United States by a German-American. A search through The First Century of German Language Printing in the United States of America turned up nothing earlier, though there were some earlier ready reckoners. There was a 1786 text by Ludwig Höcker, but it was probably an American printing of a work published in Germany earlier before he immigrated. Karpinski, Bibliography of Mathematical Works Printed in America Through 1850, p. 170.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 13917
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