Freiburg im Breisgau: Johannes Faber, 1539.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003120
8vo (157 x 98 mm). 76,  pp., including woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut initials. Signatures: A-E8. Imprint 'Apud Friburgum Brisgoicum anno. M.D.XXXIX. Excudebat Ioannes Faber Emmeus Iuliacensis' on colophon on E7r. 20th-century cardboards, gilt-lettered spine, lower margin partially uncut. Text little browned, minor spotting and dust-soiling. Provenance: Kiefer & Moirandat, Basel (26-27 April 1996, lot 108); Erwin Tomash (booklabel to front pastedown). Very good copy. ----
Smith, Rara arithmetica, pp.191-192; Tomash & Williams G49; USTC 631941; VD16 L2670 (cf. L2669, different setting of the title-page). FIRST EDITION. A theoretical text treating quadrivial mathematics in accordance with Boethian number theory, with a lengthy excursus on the correct grammatical use of numerals; at the end is a short "compendiolum" on proportions. It is one of the author's most successful books, passing through at least four more editions at Freiburg im Breisgau and four others printed abroad. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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