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Mathematical Treasures - The Art of Numbering (anonymous)

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

The author of Ars numerandi (The Art of Numbering), published in 1482, remains unknown; however, the text is usually associated with its printer/publisher Ulrich Zel (d. 1503), the first printer in Cologne. Here are the first two pages of this work:



The images above are provided courtesy of Columbia University Libraries, George Arthur Plimpton Collection.


Index to Mathematical Treasures 

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasures - The Art of Numbering (anonymous)," Convergence (October 2018)

Mathematical Treasures from the Smith and Plimpton Collections at Columbia University