Artifact Details

Title

Mathematical tables ; containing the common, hyperbolic, and logistic logarithms. Also sines, tangents, secants, & versed sines, both natural and logarithmic. Together with several other tables useful in mathematical calculations.

Catalog Number

B1600.01

Type

Text

Date

1801

Author

Hutton, Charles

Publisher

Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, and R. Baldwin, Paternoster-Row

Place of Publication

London

Extent

xi, 344 p.

Dimensions

overall: 1 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in

Description

"To which is prefixed, a large and original history of the discoveries and writings relating to those subjects; with the complete description and use of the tables." - From the title page.

Inscriptions on endleaves - "Jared Mansfield's Book - W. Point. Jan. 20th 1816" "Jared Mansfield bough of David Sanford in Ohio -"
Inscription on title page - "David Sanford's"

This work is distinguished by an introduction still valued as an interesting and learned history of logarithmic work. Hutton deprecates the theory of Napier's originality as the inventor of logarithms.

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