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KEYS OF THE SCIENCES (Mafatih al Ulum)

al-Khawarizmi, Mohammad ibn-Musa

Published by Published by Ash Sharq. [1923], Egypt, 1923
Hardcover
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VG book. Written in Arabic, including pagination. Printed in Islamic year 1342. Last 2 leaves, the index, with 2" wide stain. Name frequently spelled Khowarizmi or Khwarizmi. The stain has a 1/4" hole at its center and has obliterated some words. Title page in red & black. Index of 4 pages. 5 raised ribs with a single gilt Arabic word in 2nd panel. Khawarizmi, a 9th century Persian mathematician, had many "firsts" in the world of math. This book might be called the world's first encyclopedia, and has been translated at least once from the Arabic. But he is much more well known for his truly important math and science books. One of his most important books contained a word in its title that became our word "algebra". His last name is the basis for our word "algoritm". In the western world he is likely best known for importing the concept of zero from India. VG book. Half brown leather, brown cloth boards. 4to, 154pp. Bookseller Inventory # 001523

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Title: KEYS OF THE SCIENCES (Mafatih al Ulum)

Publisher: Published by Ash Sharq. [1923], Egypt

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Hardcover.

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