Book 2014

Abraham Lincoln’s Cyphering Book and Ten other Extraordinary Cyphering Books

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ISBN: 978-3-319-02501-8 (Print) 978-3-319-02502-5 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-12

    Cyphering Books and the Cyphering Tradition in North America and Great Britain, 1630–1880

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    Chapter

    Pages 13-22

    Primitive Beginnings, Circa 1667

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    Chapter

    Pages 23-48

    “Thomas Prust his Booke Amen 1702”

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    Chapter

    Pages 49-96

    Daughters of the Revolution: Martha and Elisabeth Ryan’s Cyphering Book, Circa 1780

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    Chapter

    Pages 97-121

    With a Tinge of Green: Mary Walters’ Cyphering Book, 1820

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    Chapter

    Pages 123-186

    He would be Good: Abraham Lincoln’s Early Mathematics, 1819–1826

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    Chapter

    Pages 187-204

    Sacrobosco’s Heritage: Thomas Dixson’s Cyphering Book, 1630–1632

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    Chapter

    Pages 205-232

    Writing as if Arithmeticke: George Bickham’s Cyphering Book, Circa 1740

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    Chapter

    Pages 233-254

    Bound for Botany Bay? Circa 1791

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    Chapter

    Pages 255-297

    From the Royal Mathematical School: Charles Page, 1825

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    Chapter

    Pages 299-316

    Fit for a King? William Beattie, Circa 1810 and 1835–1836

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    Chapter

    Pages 317-339

    Lessons from Extraordinary Cyphering Books

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 341-367