Elementary Algebra: Embracing the First Principles of the Science. Charles Davies.
Elementary Algebra: Embracing the First Principles of the Science

Elementary Algebra: Embracing the First Principles of the Science

Very Good. Item #003847

New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1855. 12mo; viii + 302pp. Professionally rebound in slate-blue library cloth with gilt stamping on spine; stamping bright; binding and new endpapers pristine. Textblock was rebound without additional page trimming and without reducing the gutter. Archival tape repair to final leaf of volume, which has a 1/4" hole at gutter. Page 303 (and following?) now lost.

Light foxing throughout; waterstains on some final pages, but all text fully legible. Previous owner's mathematical calculations in pencil on some pages, including one doodled portrait on p. 239.

The excellent rebinding has made the book all the more perusable. "Suggestions to Teachers" are printed in prologue to the Introduction: "Therefore, to teach one thing at a time--to teach that thing well--to explain its connections with other things, and the consequences which follow from such connections, would seem to embrace the whole art of instruction." No revolution in pedagogical theory in the two centuries since publication has done better than that.

Price: $35.00

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