The Sumario Compendioso of Brother Juan Diez. The earliest mathematical work of the New World, by David Eugene Smith. Inscribed copy

Diez, Juan

Published by Ginn & Co, Boston, 1921
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[10], 65pp. Inscribed by editor David Eugene Smith to the printer William H. Greeley. Original gilt-tooled calf, patterned boards, slight wear at spine. Facsimile of the original 1556 edition with English translation on opposing pages. Diez's "Sumario Compendioso" was the first book on mathematics published in the New World, and the earliest textbook of any kind, apart from religious instruction, published outside Europe. Burndy Library bookplate. Bookseller Inventory # 40513

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Title: The Sumario Compendioso of Brother Juan Diez...

Publisher: Ginn & Co, Boston

Publication Date: 1921

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First English language edition.

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