Published Date: 1865
Stock Number: 51987
with an excursus on the new method as applied to [pi].Description: FIRST EDITION, uniformly slightly browned, without the printed wrappers, pp. iv, [5-] 28, 8vo, mid-twentieth-century blue morocco backed cloth, insect damage to an area of the morocco on the the upper board with loss of surface, a little warped, a few signs of wear, good
Publication Details: Oxford: Printed and Published by J. Vincent, 1865
Notes: Rare. ‘The whole pamphlet is conceived in a humorous vein. The first chapter contains parodies on the Definitions, Postulates, Axioms, &c., of Euclid: some of which have become famous, such as “Let it be granted that a controversy may be raised about any question, and at any distance from that question.” Chapter II is the Dynamics of a Particle referring to the contest between Gathorne-Hardy (who won) and Gladstone (now a Liberal), to represent the University of Oxford in Parliament. Chapter III is a reprint of the Evaluation of pi ....[comcerning] the long controversyabout the payment of Benj...
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