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1 ACZEL, Amir D. Descartes’ Secret Notebook; a True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe.
New York: Broadway Books, (2005). 0767920333 / 9780767920339 
8vo. xiv, 273 pp. Illus., bibliography, index. Cream boards over quarter brown cloth with metallic-orange stamped spine, dust-jacket. Near fine. [br] ISBN: 0767920333 
Price: 3.45 USD
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2 ALEKSANDROV, A. D., et al., eds. Mathematics: Its Content, Methods, and Meaning... Translated by S. H. Gould and T. Bartha.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (1977). 
Second edition, second printing (paperback issue). 3 volumes. 8vo. Various pagination. Figs., tables, bibliog., index. Pictorial wrappers. Ownership signature of Joseph Juarez. Very good. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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3 ALEXANDER, Amir R. Geometrical Landscapes: The Voyages of Discovery and the Transformation of Mathematical Practice.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, (2002). 0804732604 / 9780804732604 
First printing. 8vo. xv, 293 pp. Illustrations, index. Blue cloth, white stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. Rare in jacket. ISBN: 0804732604 First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 ALLEN, Michael J.B. Nuptial Arithmetic; Marsilio Ficino’s Commentary on the Fatal Number in Book VIII of Plato’s Republic.
Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1994. 0520081439 / 9780520081437 
8vo. x, 291 pp. Index. Maroon gilt-stamped cloth, dust-jacket. Near fine. ISBN 10: 0520081439 
Price: 60.00 USD
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5 ANTHONY, Joby Milo (ed.). In Eves’ Circles.
Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, (1994). 0883850885 / 9780883850886 
Series: MAA Notes no. 34. 4to. xxvii, 209 pp. Illus. figs. diag.; owner’s ink inscription ffep, 2 minor ink marginal notes (p. xxv), Printed wrappers. Very good. ISBN: 0883850885 / 0-88385-088-5 
Price: 5.00 USD
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6 ARCHIMEDES (ca. 287-212 B.C.); PEYRARD, François (trans.; 1760-1822). Oevres d’Archimède, Traduites Littéralement, avec un Commentaire.
Paris: François Buisson, 1807. 
4to. xlviii, 601, [1] pp. Engraved frontis., half-title, 2 engraved folding plates, 1 folding chart, errata, numerous woodcut text illus.; some browning, occasional foxing. Modern antique-style half brown calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt-stamped red leather spine label, gilt-stamped spine panels. Fine. RARE. FIRST EDITION. Peyrard was the librarian of the Ecole Polytechnique from 1795 to 1804 and is best known for his translations of Archimedes and Euclid. Falling into serious disagreement with the military governor of the school, General Lacuee, Peyrard fell from favor and his position in 1804. His translations of Archimedes and Euclid resulted from his access to and study of ancient documents brought back to Paris, by Napoleon, as spoils of war. During the stormy period at the Ecole, Peyrard was performing the work upon which his reputation is based; the translations of the great Greek mathematicians. In 1804 he began the translation of Euclid's Elements of geometry, which received the approval of the school and was officially adopted by the imperial school library. Delambre read the texts and compared them to the original Greek. Three years later came The Works of Archimedes. Between 1814 and 1818, Peyrard published the Works of Euclid in Greek, Latin and French from a very old manuscript that had remained unknown until that time. Although the translation of Archimedes by Peyrard is now outdated as a result of Heiberg's translation, it is still considered reliable enough to merit reprinting. Copies located in British Library, Glasgow, Manchester, Trinity College (Dublin) and University College London. First Edition. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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7 Archimedes, ca. 287-212 B.C. Oeuvres complètes d’Archimède; suivies des commentaires d’Eutocius d’Ascalon. Traduites du grec en français avec une introduction et des notes par Paul Ver Eecke.
Paris: Librairie Scientifique et Technique Albert Blanchard, (1960). 
Second edition. Two volumes. 4to. lix, [1], 374 (+374 a-c); (375)-763 [1] pp. Frontispieces, numerous diagrams, index. Original printed wrappers. Fine. Scarce. The collected works of Archimedes as edited by Paul Ver Eecke. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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8 ARNOLD, B. H. Logic and Boolean algebra.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962. 
8vo. 144 pp. Black cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles. Fine. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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9 BABBAGE, Charles. The Works of Charles Babbage. Edited by Martin Campbell-Kelly.
New York: New York University Press, (1989). 0814711138 / 9780814711132 
11 volumes. 8vo. 456; 233; 253; 217; 192; 129; 133; 280; 118; 173; 425 pp. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine titles. Burndy bookplates. Fine. ISBN: 0814711138 
Price: 500.00 USD
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10 BALL, W.W. Rouse (1850-1925). A Short Account of the History of Mathematics.
New York: Dover, n.d. 
Reprint of 1908 edition. 12mo. xxiv, 522 pp. Index. Printed wrappers; ink initials on cover, rubbed. Bookplate of Barnabas Hughes, ex-library stamps on title. Good. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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11 BARCA SALOM, Francesc. X. “Ejemplo Practico de Edición de un Manuscrito científico. El Ms. 19 de Fons Esteve Terradas.
Barcelona: From the Author, 1990. 
4to. 83 ff. Spiral wrappers. Very good. “My study consists … of some parts of a manuscript of Onofre J. Novellas (1787-1849), a local mathematician, in which I have found some influences of Hoene-Wronski’s philosophy of mathematics.” 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 BARR, Stephen. A miscellany of puzzles. Mathematical and otherwise. Illustrated.
New York: Crowell, (1965). 
Sm. 8vo. 164 pp. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket with small chip at bottom edge. Very good. 
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13 BARR, Stephen. A miscellany of puzzles; mathematical and otherwise.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1965). 
208 x 145 mm. 8vo. [x], 164 pp. Figs. Cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 BATCHELDER, Paul M. An introduction to linear difference equations.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1927. 
8vo. vii, 209 pp. 29 figs.; top corners crushed, affecting corners of pages. Original green cloth; 1 inch tear at hinge top. Good. FIRST EDITION. A work on differential equations based on Poincaré's theorems. First Edition. 
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15 BATEMAN, Harry (1882-1946). On the application of integral equations to the determination of upper and lower limits to the value of a double integral. with: The solution of linear differential equations by means of definite integrals. with: The determination of solutions of the equation of wave motion involving an arbitrary function of three variables which satisfies a partial differential equation.
In: Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Volume XXI. Cambridge: University Press, 1912. 
280 x 229 mm. 4to. Pages 123-128; 171-196; 257-280. [Entire volume: vi, 481 pp.] Full brown cloth; lightly freckled, spine ends frayed. Blind stamp of the Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C. Very good. FIRST EDITIONS. "General theories had little attraction for Bateman; he was a master of the special instance. Much of his work consisted of finding special functions to solve partial differential equations.... Bateman's most significant single contribution to mathematical physics was a paper (1909) in which, following the work of Lorentz and Einstein on the invariance of the equations of electromagnetism under change of coordinates of constant velocity and constant acceleration, he showed that the most general group of transformations which reserve the electromagnetic equations and total charge of the system and are independent of the electromagnetic field is the group of conformal maps of four-dimensional space." DSB, I, pp. 499-500. First Edition. 
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16 BELL, E. E. “Measurement of the Far Infrared Optical Properties of Solids with a Michelson Interferometer Used in the Asymmetric Mode: Part I, Mathematical Formulation.” [with:] RUSSELL, E.E. & E.E. BELL. “Measurement of the Far Infrared Optical Properties of Solids with a Michelson Interferometer Used in the Asymmetric Mode: Part II, the Vacuum Interferometer.” In: Infrared Physics: An International Research Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, June 1966, pp. 57-74; 75-84.
Oxford, et al.: Pergamon Press, 1966. 
8vo. 47-109 pp. Plates, figs. Printed wrappers; spine frayed. Library stamp on front cover. Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 BELL, Eric Temple (1883-1960). The Development of Mathematics.
New York & London: McGraw-Hill, 1945. 
Second edition. 8vo. xiii, 637 pp. Notes, index. Red cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Gift inscription on front flyleaf. 
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18 BELLMAN, Richard. Stability Theory of Differential Equations.
New York: Dover, (1969). 
Reprint. 8vo. xiii, 166 pp. Figs., bibliog., index. Pictorial wrappers. Ownership signature of Dexter Strawther. Very good. ISBN: 48662210X 
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 BERNOULLI, Daniel. Die Werke von Daniel Bernoulli, Band 3: Mechanik. Bearbeitet und kommentiert von David Speiser, A. de Baenst-Vandenbroucke, J. L. Pietenpol, and P. Radelet-de Grave. Mit beiträgen von H. Straub.
Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser, 1987. 3764312130 / 9783764312138 
Series: Die Gesammelten Werke der Mathematiker und Physiker der Familie Bernoulli. 8vo. xxvii, 457 pp. Frontispiece, index. Gilt-stamped maroon cloth, dust-jacket; rear jacket a bit smudged. Bookplate. Very good. ISBN: 3764312130 
Price: 250.00 USD
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20 BESSEL, Franz Friedrich Wilhelm. Ueber die Entwickelung der Functionen zweier Winkel u und u’ in Reihen, welche nach den Cosinussen und Sinussen der Vielfachen von u and u’ fortgehen.
[Berlin]: [c. 1822]. 
Offprint. 8vo. 6 pp. Original blue wrappers; spine ends slightly chipped, rear cover slightly stained. Very Good. RARE. Bessel (1784-1846) was a German astronomer “whose works laid the foundations for a better determination than any previous method had allowed of the scale of the universe and the sizes of stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies.” He determined the positions of over fifty thousand stars, and was the first to correctly measure the parallax. “Much credit for the final establishment of a scale for the universe in terms of and terrestrial distances, which depends vitally on accurate measurement of the distances of the nearest stars from Earth, must go to Bessel” (Encyclopædia Britannica, available on-line). Akademie der Wissenschaften. Verzeichniss der abhandlungen der Koniglich preussischen akademie der wissenscaften. Berlin: 1871, p. 27; Lakowitz, Waldmar. Katalog der bibliotekder Naturforschenden gesellschaft in Danzig, Vols. 1-3. Danzig, Germany: Naturforschende Gesellschaft, 1904. The only copy in WorldCat is in Bern. 
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