Item #H34567 A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in Many Useful and Interesting Inquiries, and in the Resolution of a Great Variety of Problems of Different Kinds. To Which is Added the Geometrical Construction of a Great Number of Linear and Plane Problems, with the Method of Resolving the Same Numerically. Thomas Simpson.
A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in Many Useful and Interesting Inquiries, and in the Resolution of a Great Variety of Problems of Different Kinds. To Which is Added the Geometrical Construction of a Great Number of Linear and Plane Problems, with the Method of Resolving the Same Numerically
A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in Many Useful and Interesting Inquiries, and in the Resolution of a Great Variety of Problems of Different Kinds. To Which is Added the Geometrical Construction of a Great Number of Linear and Plane Problems, with the Method of Resolving the Same Numerically
A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in Many Useful and Interesting Inquiries, and in the Resolution of a Great Variety of Problems of Different Kinds. To Which is Added the Geometrical Construction of a Great Number of Linear and Plane Problems, with the Method of Resolving the Same Numerically
A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in Many Useful and Interesting Inquiries, and in the Resolution of a Great Variety of Problems of Different Kinds. To Which is Added the Geometrical Construction of a Great Number of Linear and Plane Problems, with the Method of Resolving the Same Numerically
A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in Many Useful and Interesting Inquiries, and in the Resolution of a Great Variety of Problems of Different Kinds. To Which is Added the Geometrical Construction of a Great Number of Linear and Plane Problems, with the Method of Resolving the Same Numerically

A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in Many Useful and Interesting Inquiries, and in the Resolution of a Great Variety of Problems of Different Kinds. To Which is Added the Geometrical Construction of a Great Number of Linear and Plane Problems, with the Method of Resolving the Same Numerically

London: John Nourse, 1767. Third Edition. Hardcover. First printing of the third revised edition. 8vo, contemporary calf, good with boards somewhat rubbed and edgeworn, spine darkened, joints cracked but still solidly bound, title page with ownership signature of Richard Barker, Tavistock Street, Bedford Square, 1795; he has also signed it, or perhaps his son has, in a smaller hand in 1852, this time from Fitzroy Square. And another much later ownership inscription at the bottom of the title page. With the author's preface to the second edition (since he died in 1761 he was unable to supply a new preface for this edition). 402 pp, some in-text woodcut illustrations of geometric figures, etc. Simpson was a British mathematician and inventor known for the eponymous Simpson's rule to approximate definite integrals, although others cite Kepler as the true inventor of this. The son of a weaver, Simpson taught himself mathematics. At the age of nineteen, he married a fifty-year old widow with two children. As a youth, he became interested in astrology after seeing a solar eclipse. He also dabbled in divination and caused fits in a girl after 'raising a devil' from her. After this incident, he and his wife had to flee to Derby. He moved with his wife and children to London at age twenty-five, where he supported his family by weaving during the day and teaching mathematics at night. Good. Item #H34567

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