A Treatise of Algebra Wherein the Fundamental Principles are Fully and Clearly Demonstrated, ... to Which is Added, the Construction of a Great Number of Geometrical Problems

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by Thomas Simpson

A Treatise of Algebra
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Title page from A Treatise of Algebra, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Thomas Simpson
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Published London: Printed for J. Nourse
Date 1767
Edition Third, revised
Language English
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Pages [10], 402
Desc. 12mo (20 cm.)
Location Shelf N-3
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Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, front pastedown.

The title gives much of the descriptive information about what this book contains. Much like many of the mathematical works in the Wythe library, there is a focus on educational distillation of mathematical theorems into simplified forms. The prevalence of these type of mathematical texts in this collection speaks largely to Wythe's role as a teacher. [1]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Problem XV, page 330.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary full calf; spine has raised bands, original lettering piece and gilt motifs in compartments. Includes the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst on front pastedown.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

See also


  1. Thomas Simpson, A Treatise of Algebra [1]