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FIRST PART OF AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON SPHERICAL TRIGONOMETRY.
Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836.
Hard Cover. First Edition. Benjamin Peirce was a graduate and professor at Harvard of Mathematics, regarded as the first American mathematician to seriously pursue mathematical research, and the greatest American mathematician of his time. “His texts on all areas of mathematics published from 1835 on and his many papers on mathematical astronomy marked a change in the level of work in American mathematics” (Stigler p. 245). Considered the Father of Pure Mathematics in America, Peirce’s work directly influenced the progress of American mathematical study, this being one of his earliest textbooks, the First Part of an Elementary Treatise on Spherical Trigonometry. First Edition; one folding plate, and additional in text diagrams. Very slight foxing, and some rippling to the textblock. Previous owner’s names on the endpapers. Significant wear and minor surface loss to the binding. Quarter cloth over original paper covered boards. Nine institutional holdings found on OCLC. (DAB XIV, 393-397. Stephen M. Stigler “Statistics in the Early States”