Stock Image

Obras escogidas. 2 vols. (Presentation copy, inscribed to Benoit Mandelbrot.)

Mandelbrot, Benoit 1924-2010) ARCHIMEDES (c. 287-212 BC); ARQUÍMEDES; DURÁN, Antonio J. (ed.):

ISBN 10: 8493361097 / ISBN 13: 9788493361099
Published by Madrid: Real Sociedad Matemática Española, International Congress of Mathematicians, 2006., 2006
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Ted Kottler, Bookseller (Redondo Beach, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since January 5, 2002 Seller Rating 2-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 350.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.75 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Set no. 140 of 1,500. cviii, 128 pp, 1 leaf; figs.; 1 leaf, 68 leaves, 1 leaf, leaves 196-211, [1]. Leatherette, 4to. A Near Fine set, in slipcase. Inscribed: 'Dear professor [Benoit] Mandelbrot/With this present, the Executive Committee/of ICM-2006 would like to thank your/cooperation with the Congress./Manuel de León/On behalf of the Executive Committee/ICM 2006'. 'On display [at ICM 2006] were works by the twenty-eight finalists in an international competition expressly organized for the ICM2006 in Madrid, with a jury of panellists headed by Benoit Mandelbrot. Professor Mandelbrot gave a talk on 'The Nature of Roughness in Mathematics, Science, and Art' at the main congress venue, where a replicated version of this exhibition could also be seen' (Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians Madrid, August 22–30, 2006, Vol. I, p. 9). 'Pride of place among the cultural events was the official gift presented to all plenary lecturers and invited speakers by the Executive Committee in recognition for their contribution to the Congress. This consisted of a facsimile edition of the works of Archimedes, 'On the Sphere and the Cylinder', 'On the Measurement of the Circle' and 'The Quadrature of the Parabola' (published jointly with the Real Sociedad Matemática Española), in an annotated Spanish translation. This is a luxury edition comprising two volumes presented in a box-set (333 × 230 mm). The first volume is a facsimile book of a 16th century manuscript from the Library of El Monasterio de El Escorial, a manuscript copied in Venice at the expense of Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (Charles V's ambassador at Venice from 1527 to 1547) from the manuscript CCCV extant in the Marciana Library. The second volume contains the annotated Spanish translation of those Archimedean works, and the following four studies: (1) Greek Science: Towards a Critical Knowledge by Carlos García Gual; (2) Archimedes and His Manuscripts by Antonio J. Durán (who was also in charge of co-ordination of the edition); (3) Archimedes: A Legend of Wisdom, and (4) The Mathematical Works of Archimedes, both by Pedro M. González Urbaneja' (ibid, p. 10). Bookseller Inventory # 20845

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Obras escogidas. 2 vols. (Presentation copy,...

Publisher: Madrid: Real Sociedad Matemática Española, International Congress of Mathematicians, 2006.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

CREDIT CARD ORDERS MAY ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON BEHALF OF ABE. Personal/bank/traveler's checks (made payable to Ted Kottler), money orders, international money orders are fine. All books are First Editions, in original cloth bindings, and in Very Good or better condition, unless otherwise noted. Returns: with prior notice and within 10 days. I am always interested in purchasing First Editions of scholarly, hardcover books in the history of science and the history of medicine, as well as First Edition...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash Bank Draft