The inventory was last updated:
29th August 2014

EUCLID.
Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi: in artem geometrie incipit quamfoelecissime.
[Colophon:] Vicenza: Leonardus de Basilea and Gulielmusde Papia, 20 June 1491. An exceptional copy, in unrestored contemporary binding, of the second edition of the oldest mathematical textbook extant, “much more uncommon than the edtio princeps [1482]” (ThomasStanford, p. 5), and especially rare such fine condition as here. This book “has exercised an influence upon the human mind greater than that...


GAUSS, Carl Friedrich
Disquisitiones arithmeticae.
Leipzig: Gerh. Fleischer, 1801. First edition, first issue. A very fine copy of Gauss’ masterpiece  uncut, contemporarily bound and with numerous mathematical notes inserted. “Gauss ranks, together with Archimedes and Newton, as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mathematics” (Printing and the Mind of Man).


HUYGENS, Christiaan.
Horologium oscillatorium sive de motu pendulorum ad horologia aptato demonstrationes geometricae.
Paris: F. Muguet, 1673. First edition and a very fine copy of the author’s most important work, “a superb tapestry woven from the three strands of the science of Christiaan Huygens (1629–1695): mathematics, mechanics, and technology” (Landmark Writings, p. 34). It was “the most original work of this kind since Galileo’s Discorsi” (PMM), and a “work of the highest genius...

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