Mathematics. CLAVIUS. Aritmetica prattica.

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Mathematics. CLAVIUS. Aritmetica prattica.
 Mathematics of 16th century. CLAVIUS, Christophorus. Aritmetica prattica... tradotta da Latino in Italiano dal Signor Lorenzo Castellano Patritio Romano. Roma, Domenico Basa, 1586

Small 8vo, mm. 150x100; full vellum binding of the XVIIth century, marbled inside covers, red edges; pp. 286, [18]. Jesuitic device on Titlepage and at the end, woodcut Initials and ornaments. Note of ancient owner at the end paper ?Ex Libris Petri Robecchi Papiensis?. On the second end paper leaf long note in Latin. Sign of wormhole on final leaves, sign of humidity.

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Rare Italian first edition. Valuable compendium of elementary arithmetic of the German Jesuit Christoph Klau, a professor of mathematics at the Jesuit College in Rome; the first Latin edition appeared, increasingly for the types of Basa, in 1583. Smith: ?Clavius was an excellent teacher of mathematics, and his textbooks were models of good arrangement. This work is an attempt at a practical arithmetic... It was too scholarly to be popular in the schools under the mercantile influence, but it was influential in the classical schools.? Zeitlinger, ?rare?. Specimen belonged to Pietro Robecchi, a member of the famous family of Pavia. Smith, Rara Arithmetica, p. 378; Zeitlinger, n. 6936; Sommervogel, 1215, n. 4. Il lotto viene venduto provvisto di licenza d'esportazione. THE LOT IS OFFERED WITH A VALID EXPORT LICENSE.
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