Anfangsgrunde Der Rechenkunst

Charles Kessler

Published by Johann Ritter, 1807
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Arithmetic textbook for use in German-American schools. Brown calf covers worn but intact. Contents, especially the first and last leaves, are foxed and stained but perfectly legible. Digital image available. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Anfangsgrunde Der Rechenkunst
Publisher: Johann Ritter
Publication Date: 1807
Binding: Full Leather
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition

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KESSLER, (Carl) [Charles Kessler] [d.1823].
Published by Reading [Pennsylvania]: Johann Ritter, 1807. (1807)
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Steven Temple Books
(WELLAND, ON, Canada)

Book Description Reading [Pennsylvania]: Johann Ritter, 1807., 1807. Hardcovers. First edition.. Contemporary marbled boards and plain leather spine. [x], 176, [2] pp. Spine has chips to tips; front joint broken with front cover and free endpaper detached but present; rear joint cracked, tender, but cords still holding; boards rubbed; text has yellowing, moderate foxing, occasional minor soiling, and a damp stain to lower portion from pp 155 to end including rear endpapers; text VG otherwise. This is quite possibly the first mathematics text book originally published in the United States by a German-American. A search through The First Century of German Language Printing in the United States of America turned up nothing earlier, though there were some earlier ready reckoners. There was a 1786 text by Ludwig Höcker, but it was probably an American printing of a work published in Germany earlier before he immigrated. Karpinski, Bibliography of Mathematical Works Printed in America Through 1850, p. 170. Size: Small octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 13917

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