BRIGGS (HENRY) Logarithmicall Arithmetike. Or Tables of Logarithmes for Absolute Numbers from an Unite to 100000; as Also for Sines, Tangentes and Secantes for Every Minute of a Quadrant, George Miller, 1631

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BRIGGS (HENRY)
Logarithmicall Arithmetike. Or Tables of Logarithmes for Absolute Numbers from an Unite to 100000; as Also for Sines, Tangentes and Secantes for Every Minute of a Quadrant, George Miller, 1631

Sold for £ 701 (US$ 943) inc. premium
BRIGGS (HENRY)
Logarithmicall Arithmetike. Or Tables of Logarithmes for Absolute Numbers from an Unite to 100000; as Also for Sines, Tangentes and Secantes for Every Minute of a Quadrant, woodcut device on title, divisional title in Dutch (A1r), light soiling to title, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, joints weakened with small old repair) [ESTC S107123], folio (345 x 215mm.), George Miller, 1631

Footnotes

  • "Briggs is acknowledged as the creator of one of the most useful systems for mathematics (without having had any knowledge of power notation in the twentieth-century sense)" (ODNB), his Logarithmicall Arithmetike being the first edition in English of his calculations of the logarithms to ten decimal places for all the numbers between 1 and 100,000.

    Provenance: W.H. Foster, armorial bookplate.
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