Rara mathematica


Rara mathematica; or, A collection of treatises on the mathematics and subjects connected with them, from ancient inedited manuscripts


Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889

Alexander, de Villa Dei.
Bourne, William, 1583
Bourne, William, approximately 1535-1582 or 1583
Alexandre De Villediu.
Morley, Daniel of, approximately 1140-approximately 1210
Morley, Daniel Of, fl 1170-1190
Norfolk, Joannes.
Robbins, John, 1500?-1558
Sacro Bosco, Joannes de, active 1230-




Published material

Publication info

London, J. W. Parker; [etc., etc.], 1839


Presentation copy, signed: "the author."

Contents: 1. Johannis de Sacro-Bosco Tractatus de arte numerandi.--II. A method used in England in the fifteenth century for taking the altitude of a steeple or inaccesible object.--III. A treatise on the numeration of algorism.-- IV. A treatise on the properties and qualities of glasses for optical purposes, according to the making, polishing, and grinding of them. By William Bourne.-- V. Johannis Robyns de cometis commentaria.--VI. Two tables: one shewing the time of high water at London Bridge, and the other the duration of moon-light.

Contents: VII. A treatise on the mensuration of heights and distances.--VIII. An account table for the use of merchants.--IX. Alexandri de Villa Dei Carmen de algorismo.--X. Prefatio Danielis de Merlai ad librum de naturis superiorum et inferiorum.--XI. Proposal for some inventions in the mechanical arts.--XII. The preface to a calendar or almanac for the year 1430.--XIII. Johannis Norfolk in artem progressionis summula.--XIV. Appendix: I. A few observations on the numerical contractions found in some manuscripts of the treatise on geometry by Boetius. II. Notes on early almanacs.


Algorismus , Calendar , Science, Medieval

Call Number

Q153 .H18 1839




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.28088
LCCN: https://lccn.loc.gov/03029380
OCLC: 2499296


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