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Math!  The History of Mathematics in Science and Literature

October 1 to December 15, 2001
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Exhibition checklist

Wall Cases

Euclid. Preclarissimus Liber Elementorum Euclidis Perspicacissimi... Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 1482.

[The Elements, in Greek]. Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1533.

[The Elements, in Arabic]. Rome: Typografia Medicea, 1594.

The Elements of Geometrie. London: John Daye, 1570.

Los Seis Libros Primeros dela Geometria de Evclides. Seville: Alonso de la Barrera, 1576.

The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid. London: William Pickering, 1847.

Elements of Geometry. Book 1. New York: Random House, 1944.

[Binding by Michael Wilcox]. Raúl Rosarivo. Divina Proprotio Typographica. Krefeld: Scherpe Verlag, 1961.

Perspective and Design

Geoffroy Tory. Champ Fleury. Paris: G. Tory and G. Gourmont, 1529.

Albrecht Dürer. Underweysung der Messung... Nüremberg: H. Formschneider, 1525.

Learning Arithmetic

[Multiplication Flashcards]. [London]: Bridgewaters, [between 1790 and 1810].

The Multiplication Table. London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, between 1858 and 1863.

Marmaduke Multiply's Merry Method of Making Minor Mathematicians. London: Printed for J. Harris and son, 1818.

T. H. Jones. London Cries, or, Addition Made Easy!!! London: between 1836 and 1854?

The Mathematics of Billiards

François Mingaud. The Noble Game of Billiards... London: John Thurston, 1830.

Gaspard Coriolis. Théorie Mathématique des Effets du Jeu de Billard. Paris: Carilian-Goeury, 1835.

Probability and Logic

Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace. Essai Philosophique sur les Probabilities. Paris: Mme. Ve. Courcier..., 1814.

Abraham de Moivre. The Doctrine of Chances, or, A Method Of Calculating the Probability of Events in Play. London: Printed by W. Pearson, for the author, 1718.

Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell. Principia Mathematica. Cambridge: University Press, 1910-1913.

George Boole. An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, on which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities. London: Walton and Maberly, 1854.

Vital Statistics

John Graunt. Natural and Political Observations Mentioned in a Following Index, and Made upon the Bills of Mortality. London: Printed by Tho: Roycroft, for John Martin... 1662.

John Graunt. Natural and Political Observations Mentioned in a Following Index, and Made upon the Bills of Mortality… Third Edition. London, Printed by John Martyn, and James Allestry, 1665.

Daniel Defoe. A Journal of the Plague Year. London: E. Nutt..., 1722.

School Books

Edward Cocker. Cocker's Arithmetick. 50th edition. London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch: R. Ware: K. Hodges, 1741.

Chauncey Lee. The American Accomptant. Lansingburgh: Printed by William W. Wands, 1797.

Jonathan Grout. The Pupil's Guide to Practical Arithmetic. Sutton, Massachusetts: Printed by Sewall Goodridge, for Elijah Burbank, 1809.

John Graham. The Farmers' and Mechanics' Assistant and Companion. Eaton, Ohio: Printed by Samuel Tizzard, 1824.

Isaac Todhunter. Trigonometry for Beginners. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876.

Abraham Lincoln. Manuscript leaf from Lincoln's childhood "Sum Book," 1824-1826.

John Napier and Logarithms

John Napier. Rabdologiae, seu, Numerationis per Virgulas Libri Dvo… Edinburgh: Andrew Hart, 1617.

-------. Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio... Edinburgh: Andrew Hart, 1614.

------. Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Constructio... Edinburgh: Andrew Hart, 1619.

------. A Description of the Admirable Table of Logarithmes... London: Nicholas Okes, l6l6.

------. His Booke of Arithmeticke and Algebra. Undated.

Fermat, Descartes, and Viète

[Pierre de Fermat]. Diophantus, of Alexandria. Diophanti Alexandrini Arithmeticorvm Libri Sex... Toulouse: Bernard Bosc, 1670.

René Descartes. Discours de la Méthode. Pour bien Conduire sa Raison... Plus... La Géometrie... Leyden: Jan Maire, 1637.

François Viète. Opera Mathematica: in Unum Volumen Congesta... Leiden: Bonaventura and Elzevir, 1646.

Commercial Arithmetic and Accounting

Piero Borghi. Qui Comenza la Nobel Opera De Arithmethica... Venice, 1491.

Juan Martínez Silíceo. Ars Arithmetica... Paris: 1514.

Juan de Ortega. Tractado Subtilissimo d'arismetica y Geometria... Granada: René Rabut, 1563.

John Mair. Book-Keeping Methodiz'd... Edinburgh: Printed by T. and W. Ruddimans for the Author, 1736.

Cryptography and Secret Writing

Giambattista della Porta. De Furtivis Literarum Notis... London: John Wolfe, 1591.

William Leybourn. Pleasure with Profit... London: Printed for Nathaniel Rolls ..., 1695.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," in The Return of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1905.

------. "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," in The Strand Magazine, December, 1903. London: George Newnes, 1903.

Edgar Allan Poe. "The Gold Bug" in Tales... New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845.

Astronomy and Mechanics

Archimedes. Opera... Venice: Ventorino Ruffinello, 1543.

Robert Recorde. The Castle of Knowledge. London: Reginalde Wolfe, 1556.

Peter Apian. Astronomicum Caesareum. Ingolstadt, 1540.

The Calculus

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. "Nova Methodus pro Maximis et Minimis," in Acta Eruditorum. Leipzig, 1684.

Sir Isaac Newton. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica... London: Royal Society, 1687.

------. Analysis per Quantitatum Series, Fluxiones, ac Differentias... London: Pearson, 1711.

Commercium Epistolicum D. Johannis Collins et Aliorum: de Analysi Promota... London: Pearson, 1712.

Leonhard Euler. Introductio in Analysin Infinitorum... Lausanne: Marc-Michael Bousquet, 1748.

Non-Euclidean Geometry

Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). Euclid and His Modern Rivals... London: Macmillan and Co., 1879.

Girolamo Saccheri. Euclides ab Omni Naevo Vindicatus... Milan: Ex Typographia Pauli Antonii Montani, 1733.

Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevskii. Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien... Berlin: In der G. Fincke'schen Buchhandlung, 1840.

Albert Einstein. Riemann-Geometrie mit Aufrechterhaltung des Begriffes des Ferparallelismus... Berlin: Verlag der Akademia der Wissenschaften in Kommission, 1928.

Bernhard Riemann. Ueber die Hypothesen, welche der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen. Göttingen: Dieterichschen Buchhandlung, 1867.

Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). The Game of Logic. London and New York: Macmillan, 1887.

------. A Tangled Tale. London: Macmillan, 1885.

------. Sylvie and Bruno. London and New York: Macmillan, 1889.

------. Fragment of a manuscript note on syllogisms. 1887-1890?

------. Manuscript illustration for Sylvie and Bruno. 1886?

Mathematical Recreations

Edwin Abbott Abbott. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. With Illustrations by the Author, A Square. London: Seeley, 1884.

Jasper Wiseman. Winter Evening Entertainments, or, Curious Mathematical and Philosophical Problems. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1816.

Jacques Ozanam. Recreations Mathematiques et Physiques. Paris: Jean Jombert, 1694.

Jonathan Swift. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Lemuel Gulliver... London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726.

Cartography and Navigation

Pedro de Medina. Arte de Navegar... Valladolid: Francisco Fernandez de Cordova, 1545.

Abraham Ortelius. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp, 1570.

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