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Mathematics of 16th century. LAZISE. Libro di Aritmetica et Geometria Speculativa, & Praticale...

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Mathematics of 16th century. LAZISE. Libro di Aritmetica et Geometria Speculativa, & Praticale...
 Mathematics of 16th century. LAZISE, Francesco Feliciano da [DE SCOLARI, Francesco Feliciano]. Libro di Aritmetica, et Geometria Speculativa, & Praticale diviso in Tre Libri. Venezia, Francesco di Alessandro Bindoni e Mapheo Pasini, 1536

Small 4to mm. 205 x 150, Contemporary sewing binding in boards; leaves 80 nn., Collation: A-V4. Frontispiece with frame and curious woodcut illustration, numerous woodcut figures placed in the margins of the text and many examples of arithmetic always reported in the margins.

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Rare illustrated edition of this well-known text of mercantile arithmetic, practical geometry and elementary algebra, also known by the title "Scala Picks". At the opening a woodcut depicts a ladder designed to climb a fortified tower. . Smith: "More modern than Borghi, more practical than Paciolo, few books had greater influence on the subsequent teaching of elementary mathematics".

Missing of a small flap inside corner of the sheet with mark M with loss of some letters and the upper flap of the M4 sheet with the absence of about 15 lines of text. Wormholes cleverly restored, otherwise good conservation.

Smith, Rara Arithmetica, p. 148; Cerboni, Bibl. Computisteria e Ragioneria, pp. 21-22. D.B.I., XXXIX, pp. 347-9.
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