Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Arithmetick 1658

Arithmetick 1658

The first really popular arithmetic in English was the 1542 Arithmetick: or, The Grounde of Arts written by Robert Recorde, author of The Whetstone of Whet. Note the "afterward" has a contribution by Englands famous alchemist and early mathematician, John Dee. This edition was printed in 1658.

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