L'Algèbre d'Omar Alkhayyâmî Publiée, Traduite et Accompagnée d'Extraits des Manuscrits Inédits [ The Algebra of Omar Alkhayyâmî Published, Translated and Accompanied by Extracts from Unpublished Manuscripts ]

Paris: Benjamin Dupraat, Libraire de l'Institut et de la Bibliothèque Royale, 1851. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and spine. Musty smell to book. Red leather spine of marbeled boards. Gilt lettering clear on spine.Pages only slightly browned. Bookplate on pastedown of Bernard Carra de Vaux 1867-1953), a noted French orientalist who traveled widely in the Middle East. Signature of James A. Bellamy, former Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Michigan, on title page. Bookshop label from Heffers in Cambridge on pastedown as well. xix 127 numbered and 57 p. unnumbered, with 5 unpaginated fold out plates. Includes errata, formulae, and diagrams. The editor, Franz Woepcke (1826-1864) was a historian, Orientalist and mathematician working in Bonn, berlin, and Paris. This is considered his one of his more important achievements. A quite scarce first editon in French and Arabic of Khayyam's algebra work, clearly and attractively presented. Very good. Item #20209

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