Artifact Details

Title

Tables portatives de logarithmes : contenant les logarithmes des nombres, depuis 1 jusqu'à 108000 ... suives des nouvelles tables plus approchées, et de plusieurs autres utiles à la recherche des longitudes en met, etc.

Catalog Number

B1560.01

Type

Text

Date

1806

Author

Callet, François

Publisher

Chez Firmin Didot

Place of Publication

Paris

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number 102661170

Extent

vi, 118, [670] p.

Dimensions

overall: 2 1/2 in x 6 in x 9 in

Description

This is a table with a decimal subdivision of the circle (the French attempt to reform trionometry after the revolution to make it metric) The logarithms are a report of Gardner’s 1742 tables.

This is an edition of Gardiner's 1742 tables. These were widely regarded as being highly accurate but they were only produced in small print runs and were difficult to locate. Gardiner’s original tables were published in a larger format (see entries for Gardner) described by Callet as “équivalent à un petit in-folio”. This French edition was designed to provide them both at less cost and in a smaller format that would be easier to use.

Category

Book

Collection Title

Gwen Bell early book collection of algorithms, tables, and history of calculations

Credit

The Gwen Bell Early Book Collection of Algorithms, Tables, and History of Calculations

Lot Number

X7090.2014