The Italian Renaissance of mathematics : Studies on humanists and mathematicians from Petrarch to Galileo (Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance, 145) View larger
Rose (Paul Lawrence)

The Italian Renaissance of mathematics : Studies on humanists and mathematicians from Petrarch to Galileo (Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance, 145)

Geneva, Librairie Droz, 1975
(26 cm), xiii (1), 316 (2) pp. Publisher’s red cloth (no dust jacket issued). - An account of the recovery of ancient mathematics – the search for manuscripts of Euclid, Archimedes, Pappus, Diophantus, and others, and how these texts were put into the hands of the public. 364 manuscripts are mentioned in the text, and listed in an appendix. “This book is a bibliographic treasure house, a complete guide to the literature of mathematical erudition… If we wish to know what texts of the mathematical classics were available at any given time or place in Renaissance Italy, or to learn who was interested in such matters at any given time or place, or to discover who taught, who studied, and what they did next, we shall in future have only to turn to Rose” (A.G. Keller, in The British Journal for the History of Science, volume 11, 1978, pp.289-290). First edition. Publisher’s retail price €75 (http://www.droz.org; link). ¶ Excellent copy.
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