Two parts bound in one volume, 8vo, pp. 184, 276; with woodcut vignettes to the title-pages, full-page woodcut portrait of the author to the first work, half-page portrait engraving to the second work; small natural paper flaw to the letterpress title-page of the first work, causing loss of one letter of the imprint, lightly toned throughout, a little light dampstaining, a few contemporary annotations in ink; generally a very good copy, completely unsophisticated in stiff vellum; pictorial bookplate of H.J. de Soeten to the front pastedown, a single page of manuscript calculations after the text.
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Rare, early edition of Bartjens’ classic work on arithmetic for schools, here combining both separately-published parts, the first basic, the second more advanced. Originally published in 1604, and first published in this revised and retitled form in 1636, Bartjens’ work was many times reprinted, and was the most popular textbook for almost two hundred years in Holland
As with all schoolbooks, survival in such good condition is unusual. This work was enduringly popular, being reissued many times, and progressively updated.
KLKL 93 (2nd part only; the 1st part in Amst. Ed. By H. van der Putte, 1760); Muller 1044 (2nd part only); Bierens de Haan 179. This edition not in EHB, Herwood or ICA.
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