Curiosa Mathematica. Part I, A New Theory of Parallels.

(Carroll.) DODGSON (Charles L.)

Curiosa Mathematica. Part I, A New Theory of Parallels.

Description: FIRST EDITION, half-title present, integral frontispiece diagram, numerous diagrams on letterpress, end-leaves a little foxed, pp. xxiii, 63, [1, ads], 8vo, original light brown cloth, lettered in black and with a diagram on the upper cover, a little uneven fading, good [together with:] Curiosa Mathematica. Part II, Pillow-Problems Thought Out During Sleepless Nights. Second edition. [Printed by Horace Hart, Oxford, for] Macmillan, 1893, pp. [xix], 109, [1, ads], 8vo, original light brown cloth, lettered in black on the upper cover and with a diagram, upper outer corners faded and a little affected by damp. [and:] ... A New Theory of Parallels. Fourth edition. [Printed by Horace Hart, Oxford, for] Macmillan, 1895, pp. xxxi, 75, [1, ads], original cream cloth, lettered in black and with a diagram on the upper cover, lettering on spine a trifle rubbed

Publication Details: [Printed by Horace Hart, Oxford, for] Macmillan, 1888

Notes: Both volumes are scarce but Part II is particularly rare. This is because on publication of the second edition in August 1893 Dodgson asked Macmillan to stop supplying copies of the first edition, to recall those already in the hands of agents, and to replace them with copies of the new edition, as 'the improvements in the 2nd edition are so important, that any purchaser of the book might reasonably consider he had been very hardly dealt with, if, with the new edition on the point of appearing, he was allowed to buy a copy of the inferior edition'. The great majority of the seventy-two problem...more

Bibliography: (Williams, Madan and Green 210, 247 (same year as the first edition) and 210c)

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Price: £3,250

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1888

Stock Number: 59659

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