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CARROLL, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]

Published by Macmillan and Co.,, London: (1879)

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co.,, London:, 1879. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 8vo. 39 pp. Original red publisher's cloth paneled in blind, gilt title on upper cover, slight soiling. An excellent presentation copy inscribed in purple ink, "Mrs. Neate from the Author." Preserved in a modern burgundy cloth box with red morocco sides, gilt lettered. First edition, first issue of this most popular word puzzle, invented by Carroll, that became a parlor craze in its time. "The rules of the puzzle are simple enough. Two words are proposed, of the same length; and the Puzzle consists in linking these together by interposing other words, each of which shall differ from the next word in one letter only." Beginning as a series of single problems which appeared in Vanity Fair on March 29, 1879, these games were collected by Macmillan and published here for the first time in book form. There are thirteen puzzles dated between March 29 and June 21, 1879. The name "doublets" was adopted after a passage in Shakespeare's Macbeth.Dodgson (1832-98), lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College from 1855 to 1881, purportedly invented the game for Julia and Ethel Margaret Arnold, two little girls who "found nothing to do." Sophia Neate (1832-1908) of Heatherside, Woking, took on the care of Sally Sinclair and her siblings, whom Dodgson liked very much, when their parents died. Neate was supported financially by Dodgson and the actor Lionel Brough. On first meeting Mrs. Neate on June 26, 1879, Dodgson wrote in his diary that he ‘found her so interesting that I stayed 4 hours!" He occasionally visited her and noted the progress of the Sinclair children as they grew (see Cohen, The letters of Lewis Carroll, 1979, p. 334n). Bookseller Inventory # 11022

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DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge [CARROLL, Lewis]

Published by Macmillan and Co.,, London & New York: (1896)

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co.,, London & New York:, 1896. 8vo. xxxi, [i], 188 pp., plus 3 pages of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's cloth over boards, cut flush, front cover lettered and ruled in black; presentation inscription, "G.E. Jelf, with the Author's sincere regards. Feb. 22, 1896." Preserved in a red morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. First edition of Carroll's early work of logic, the first issue with the introduction dated January 1896. Intended to supply "for a most interesting mental recreation," this work anticipates his later Game of logic (1897), and introduces his inventive use of square Venn diagrams to represent original syllogisms. FIRST EDITION, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 11024

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

Published by Dover Publications (1973)

ISBN 10: 0486229688 ISBN 13: 9780486229683

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Item Description: Dover Publications, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First. Slight edge wear to covers. Embossed stamp to title page. Contents include: Equations, Arguement of Drama.; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 29861

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

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ISBN 10: 1443721158 ISBN 13: 9781443721158

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Item Description: Lindemann Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 332 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 5.7in. x 1.1in.EUCLID AND HIS MODERN RIVALS by CHARLES L. DODGSON. Originally published in 1879. PROLOGUE: THE object of this little book is to furnish evidence, first, that it is essential, for the purpose of teaching or examining in elementary Geometry, to employ one text book only secondly, that there are strong a priori reasons for retaining, in all its main features, and specially in its sequence and numbering of propositions and in its treat ment of parallels, the Manual of Euclid and thirdly, that no sufficient reasons have yet been shown for aban doning it in favour of any one of the modern Manuals which have been offered as substitutes. It is presented in a dramatic form, partly because it seemed a better way of exhibiting in alternation the argu ments on the two sides of the question partly that I might feel myself at liberty to treat it in a rather lighter style than would have suited an essay, and thus to make it a little less tedious and a little more acceptable to unscientific readers. In one respect this book is an experiment, and may chance to prove a failure I mean that I have not thought . it necessary to maintain throughout the gravity of style which scientific writers usually affect, and which has some how come to be regarded as an f inseparable accident of scientific teaching. I never could quite see the reason ableness of this immemorial law subjects there are, no doubt, which are in their essence too serious to admit of any lightness of treatment but I cannot recognise Geometry as one of them. Nevertheless it will, I trust, be found that I have permitted myself a glimpse of the comic side of things only at fitting seasons, when the tired reader might well crave a moments breathing-space, and not on any occasion where it could endanger the continuity of a line of argument. Pitying friends have warned me of the fate upon which I am rushing they have predicted that, in thus abandon ing the dignity of a scientific writer, 1 shall alienate the sympathies of all true scientific readers, who will regard the book as a m iejeu d esprit, and will not trouble them selves to look for any serious argument in it. But it must be borne in mind that, if there is a Scylla before me, there is also a Charybdis and that, in my fear of being read as a jest, I may incur the darker destiny of not being read at all. In furtherance of the great cause which I have at heart the vindication of Euclid s masterpiece I am content to run some risk thinking it far better that the purchaser of this little book should read it, though it be with a smile, than that, with the deepest conviction of its seriousness of purpose, he should leave it unopened on the shelf. To all the authors, who are here reviewed, I beg to tender my sincerest apologies, if I shall be found to have transgressed, in any instance, the limits of fair criticism. To Mr. Wilson especially such apology is due partly because I have criticised his book at great length and with no sparing hand partly because it may well be deemed an impertinence in one, whose line of study has been chiefly in the lower branches of Mathematics, to dare to pronounce any opinion at all on the work of a Senior Wrangler. Nor should I thus dare, if it entailed my following him np f yonder mountain height which Jie has scaled, but which I can only gaze at from a distance it is only when he ceases c to move so near the heavens and comes down into the lower regions of Elementary Geometry, which I have been teaching for nearly five and-twenty years, that I feel sufficiently familiar with the matter in hand to venture to speak. . . This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9781443721158

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Published by Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom (2009)

ISBN 10: 1108001009 ISBN 13: 9781108001007

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Item Description: Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 212 x 140 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Euclid and His Modern Rivals is a deeply convincing testament to the Greek mathematician s teachings of elementary geometry. Published in 1879, it is humorously constructed and written by Charles Dodgson (better known outside the mathematical world as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland) in the form of an intentionally unscientific dramatic comedy. Dodgson, mathematical lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, sets out to provide evidentiary support for the claim that The Manual of Euclid is essentially the defining and exclusive textbook to be used for teaching elementary geometry. Euclid s sequence and numbering of propositions and his treatment of parallels, states Dodgson, make convincing arguments that the Greek scholar s text stands alone in the field of mathematics. The author pointedly recognises the abundance of significant work in the field, but maintains that none of the subsequent manuals can effectively serve as substitutes to Euclid s early teachings of elementary geometry. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781108001007

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

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Item Description: Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 212 x 140 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Euclid and His Modern Rivals is a deeply convincing testament to the Greek mathematician s teachings of elementary geometry. Published in 1879, it is humorously constructed and written by Charles Dodgson (better known outside the mathematical world as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland) in the form of an intentionally unscientific dramatic comedy. Dodgson, mathematical lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, sets out to provide evidentiary support for the claim that The Manual of Euclid is essentially the defining and exclusive textbook to be used for teaching elementary geometry. Euclid s sequence and numbering of propositions and his treatment of parallels, states Dodgson, make convincing arguments that the Greek scholar s text stands alone in the field of mathematics. The author pointedly recognises the abundance of significant work in the field, but maintains that none of the subsequent manuals can effectively serve as substitutes to Euclid s early teachings of elementary geometry. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781108001007

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Item Description: Cambridge Library Collection. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW PRINT ON DEMAND., Euclid and His Modern Rivals, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Euclid and His Modern Rivals is a deeply convincing testament to the Greek mathematician's teachings of elementary geometry. Published in 1879, it is humorously constructed and written by Charles Dodgson (better known outside the mathematical world as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland) in the form of an intentionally unscientific dramatic comedy. Dodgson, mathematical lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, sets out to provide evidentiary support for the claim that The Manual of Euclid is essentially the defining and exclusive textbook to be used for teaching elementary geometry. Euclid's sequence and numbering of propositions and his treatment of parallels, states Dodgson, make convincing arguments that the Greek scholar's text stands alone in the field of mathematics. The author pointedly recognises the abundance of significant work in the field, but maintains that none of the subsequent manuals can effectively serve as substitutes to Euclid's early teachings of elementary geometry. Bookseller Inventory # B9781108001007

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

Published by Clarkson Potter, New York, New York, U.S.A. (1977)

ISBN 10: 0517523833 ISBN 13: 9780517523834

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Item Description: Clarkson Potter, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1977. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Mild wear to spine edges. Sunning to top and bottom of board edges. Previous owner's name stamped on fly leaf. Foxing on fly leaf. Text & pages clean and bright with scattered foxing to pages and fore edges. Publisher's review slip laid in. DJ: bright with nicks and chips to extremities, some scruffing, Vertical crease to inside flap of DJ. Foxing to inside of DJ. DJ protected by mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 005754

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

Published by Dover Publications, New York (1973)

ISBN 10: 0486229688 ISBN 13: 9780486229683

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Item Description: Dover Publications, New York, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Minor wear and yellowing of pages. Crack in paper at front hinge, though it is cosmetic and does not affect the binding. Bookseller Inventory # 005680

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