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David Singmaster

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Last updated on 26 August 2011.


Introduction 1

Anonymous Items 1

Authors 2

Series 82

Periodicals 89

Old Books 90

Index 91

End 105


I started this in 1999 in order to record books received. I have extracted relevant books from other lists, from lists of references in my papers and from Sections 1-3 of my Sources. I have added the books that I already have and have now worked through almost all the relevant shelves.

This list includes historical books by historical authors (e.g. Archimedes, Newton) as well as histories, biographies and bibliographies. It also includes works on the philosophy of mathematics and science. I am also tending to include scientific reference works and some popular science, etc. Biographies are entered under the author's name and cross referenced from the subject(s). This includes studies of an author's work which may contain no biographical information.

This scope of this list has considerable overlap with my catalogue of Books on Recreational and Popular Mathematics (referred to as Recreational Books). When I started this list, I extracted about 11 pages of items of relevance from Recreational Books, but many items are listed there which have not been been brought over here in order to minimise the overlap. Many additional books have been entered on both lists. Items relating to the history of recreational topics are generally only in Recreational Books, e.g. on Cards; Chess; Cryptography; Fractals; Games; Humour; Impossible Problems; Magic; Magic Squares; Mathematics for the General Reader; Optical Devices; Optical Illusions; Physics and General Science; etc.; even though the material may be ancient. However, material on Cranks; Errors, Fallacies, and Paradoxes; Hoaxes, Frauds, Swindles, Cheats, Deceptions, etc.; may be repeated here (and probably in Information Books) if the material is of general scientific interest. I have repeated most bibliographical items here, though material on children's books is generally just in Recreational Books. I am including popular science here if it is not sufficiently recreational or mathematical to be in Recreational Books. Most works on Number Systems tend to be placed in both lists.

I have inserted most of the items in the Supplement on Old Books in Recreational Books into this list, omitting a few 20C items, but I will continue to maintain that Supplement as it is of use.

Guide books are in my catalogue of Guide Books, unless they are specifically on science. Guides to science museums, etc. will tend to be listed in both lists.

I have a list of Information and Quiz Books which includes material on Loos, Origins, Inventions, Cranks, Parapsychology, answers to general scientific questions, etc. and a section on Medicine. This also includes much of the material on Cranks; Errors, Fallacies and Paradoxes; Hoaxes, Frauds, Swindles, Cheats, Deceptions, etc. I have only brought a few of these over to this list, but I have brought over the section on Medicine, while retaining it as a separate section in that list.

Many anonymous items are produced by organizations and listed with the organization as author.

On 24 Mar 2000 and 17 Nov 2000, I bought some books at the Christie's and Sotheby's sales of part of the Turner Collection. I later bought a few more items from dealers who had bought lots at these sales and from Simon Finch. Turner xxx indicates such a book, with xxx being the shelf mark. All these have a bookplate saying: Turner Collection The Library University of Keele Presented by C. W. Turner 1968. Cf Christie's, S. Hill, Sotheby's.

Not all these books are shelved in History Books. Quite a number are shelved in the appropriate subject areas or in the Old Books shelves.



Anonymous. The Bakhshālī (or Bakhshali) Manuscript – see: Hayashi; G. R. Kaye.

Anonymous. 'Das Bamberger Blockbuch'. German, block printed, Inc. typ. IC I44 der Staatsbibliothek Bamberg. Facsimile with transcription and annotation by Kurt Vogel as: Das Bamberger Blockbuch Inc. typ. IC I44 der Staatsbibliothek Bamberg Ein xylographisches Rechenbuch aus dem 15.Jahrhundert. Veröffentlichen des Forschungsinstituts des Deutschen Museums für die Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik. K. G. Saur Verlag, München, 1980, HB. [This gives a date range of 1471-1482.]

Anonymous. Bilancio in Mostra: Dall Collezione al Museo. Bilance, Stadere, Pesi della Raccolta Ortolani. Catalogue for an exhibition at Palazzo Mazzi-Alberti, Monterchi, Oct 1996 - Dec 2000 [but still on when I visited in Sep 2001]. Large card, folded to 8pp, describing the history of weights and scales, with 2pp insert listing the exhibits.

Anonymous. Tycho Brahe's Tombstone. No details, A3 poster, bought in Prague, 2001.

Anonymous. [Ein Byzantinisches Rechenbuch]. Greek MS, c1305, Codex Par. Suppl. Gr. 387, fol. 118v 140v. Transcribed, translated and annotated by Kurt Vogel as: Ein Byzantinisches Rechenbuch des frühen 14.Jahrhunderts; Wiener Byzantinistische Studien, Band VI; Hermann Böhlaus Nachf., Wien, 1968.

Anonymous. Chiu Chang Suan Shu – Neun Bücher arithmetischer Technik. c 150. Translated and annotated into German by Kurt Vogel. Vieweg, Braunschweig, 1968. SEE ALSO: Swetz & Kao.

Anonymous. Chou pi suan ching [= Zhou bi suan jing = Chou pei suan jing] – see: C. Cullen.

Anonymous. The Clerk Maxwell Route. One page with no details, sent by Hartwick.

Anonymous. 'The Columbia Algorism' (Columbia X511 A13). Edited by Kurt Vogel as: Ein italienisches Rechenbuch aus dem 14.Jahrhundert. Veroffentlichungen des Forschungsinstituts des Deutschen Museums für die Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik. Reihe C – Quellentexte und Übersetzungen, Nr. 33, 1977.

Anonymous. The Computer That Changed the World. CD. Europress for University of Manchester. Present from Hilary Kahn.

Anonymous. The Fundamental Operations in Bead Arithmetic. How to Use the Chinese Abacus. No details except Printed in Hong Kong. From the Will Ayling sale, 1993. BLC-Ø.

Anonymous. Great Inventors: the Sources of their Usefulness and the Results of their Efforts. Ward, lock & Bowden, Limited, London, nd [c1850?].

Anonymous. The Greek Anthology. Translated by W. R. Paton. Loeb Classical Library, (1918), 6th ptg, 1979, vol. V only, HB. The Arithmetical material in Book XIV is attributed to Metrodorus, c510.


Anonymous. The History of Science Origins and Results of the Scientific Revolution A Symposium. [Originally a series of Broadcast Talks to Sixth Forms in 1949-1950, repeated on BBC Radio 3.) Cohen & West, London, 1951, HB.

Anonymous. Hutchinson Pocket Dictionary of Science. Helicon Publishing, Oxford, 1993.

Anonymous. The I Ching – The Book of Changes. Translated by James Legge. (The Sacred Books of the East, Vol. XVI: The Texts of Confucianism, Part II; OUP, 2nd ed., 1899); Dover, 1963.

Anonymous. Larte de labbacho. (Treviso, 1478.) (There is no actual title. In English, this has been generally titled: The Treviso Arithmetic. The modern facsimile has taken its title from the end of the opening sentence. The commentary calls it: L'Arte dell'Abbacho.) Facsimile edition, from the copy at the Diocese of Treviso, with commentary booklet by Giuliano Romano, (Editore Zoppelli, sponsored by Cassa di Risparmio della Marca Trevigian, Treviso, 1969); updated ed., Libreria Canova, CalMaggiore 31, Treviso (tel: 0422-546253), 1995 [Swetz, p. 324, cites the 1969 ed.] See: for a description of the book and how to order it. (Swetz, below, is basically David Eugene Smith's translation of this, with extensive introduction and annotation by Swetz.) The text nowhere gives a publisher's name. Smith, Rara, pp. 3-7, says it was probably published by Manzolo or Manzolino, while Swetz, p. 26, specifies Michael Manzolo or Manazolus. Romano says it was published by Gerardus de Lisa. There was a copy in the Honeyman Collection, with title Arte dell'Abbaco and publisher [Gerardus de Lisa], who is described as the prototypographer at Treviso from 1471. The entry says only ten copies are known – the web page says nine. A print out of the website is inserted.

Anonymous (Scuola Lucchese). Libro d'abaco, dal Codice 1754 (Sec. XIV) della Biblioteca Statale di Lucca. c1390. Edited by Gino Arrighi. Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, Lucca, 1973.

Anonymous. Libro di conti e mercatanzie. From Ms. Pal. 312, Biblioteca Palatina di Parma, 15C. Ed. by Silvano Gregori & Lucia Grugnetti. Univ. degli Studi di Parma, Fac. di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali, Dip. di Matematica, Parma, 1998. Present from Raffaella Franci.

Anonymous [L. C. et F. P. B.]. Nouveau Traité d'Arithmétique Décimale. Contenant toutes les opérations ordinaires du calcul, les fractions, l'extraction des racines avec divers problémes [sic] sur le titre des monnaies, les changes, les principes pour mesurer les surfaces et la solidité des corps, etc, Enrichi de 1243 Problèmes a Résoudre pour Servir d'Exercices aux Élèves [sic]. Mis dans un nouvel ordre. Par L. C. et F. P. B. Imprimerie Typogr. Lith. et Autographique de Michel Vinck, Anvers (Antwerp), 1838, HB.

Anonymous. Mathematical Science. John Cassell's Educational Course. No preliminary material, but the style is identical, so W. Kent and Co., London, nd [c1856; BLC-Ø]. The gathering numbers are not consecutive, but the volumes are bound together in a binding of the time and both names are on the spine. HB.

Anonymous. Roderick Impey Murchison / Adam Sedgwick. 2 sides of an A4 handout with no details, possibly from the Geological Society as it is describing paintings.

Anonymous. Printing and the Mind of Man. Catalogue of the Exhibitions at The British Museum and at Earl's Court, London, 16-27 July 1963. Organized in connexion with the Eleventh International Printing Machinery and Allied Trades Exhibition. Display of Printing Mechanisms and Printed Materials arranged to illustrate The History of Western Civilization and the means of The Multiplication of Literary Texts since the XV century ... under the title of Printing and the Mind of Man. Published by Messrs F. W. Bridges & Sons Ltd and the Association of British Manufacturers of Printers' Machinery (Proprietary) Ltd, 1963. This catalogue has two parts: Description of the exhibition at Earl's Court, items 1 - 656a, 128pp + 32pp of plates; followed by Catalogue of: An Exhibition of Fine Printing in the King's Library of the British Museum, July-September 1963, published by the Trustees of the British Museum, 1963, 194 items on 64pp + 16pp of plates.

The second part was also printed separately and I have a copy of it.

[There was a more elaborate catalogue of the printed books, edited by J. Carter & P. Muir, 1967, 2nd ed., 1983, qv.]

Anonymous. Review: Professor De Morgan. Knowledge 2 (1 Dec 1882) 435-436. Review of S. E. De Morgan, inserted in the book.

Anonymous. The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus. c-1650. See: Chace; Robins & Shute;

Anonymous. St. Peter's Church, Stoke Fleming. Nd [c1995, bought in 1997], 1p. FILED UNDER Bidder.

Anonymous. The Story of St Petrox Church Dartmouth. Compiled from various sources. Nd [c1995, bought in 1997], 8pp + covers. FILED UNDER Bidder.

Anonymous. The Sūrya-Siddhānta with the commentary of Paramesvara. Edited by Kripa Shankar Shukla. Hindu Astronomical and Mathematical Texts Series No. 1. Dept. of Mathematics and Astronomy, Lucknow University, 1957, HB.

Anonymous. The Treviso Arithmetic – see: Larte de labbacho.

Anonymous. Three Bologna Manuscripts. See: Uri.

Anonymous. A Visit to The British Museum: containing a Familiar Description of Every Object of Interest in the Various Departments of That Establishment – With Numerous Illustrations. C&H, 1838, HB.

Anonymous. Zhou bi suan jing [= Chou pi suan ching = Chou pei suan jing] – see: C. Cullen.


Aaboe, Asger. Episodes from the Early History of Mathematics. NML 13, 1964.

dell'Abbaco – see: Dell'Abbaco.

Abbott, David, ed. The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists:

Astronomers. Blond Educational (Muller), 1984, HB.

Biologists. (Muller, Blond & White, London, 1983); Peter Bedrick Books, NY, 1984, HB.

Chemists. Blond Educational (Muller), 1983, HB.

Engineers and Inventors. Blond Educational (Muller), 1985, HB.

Mathematicians. (Muller, Blond & White, London, 1985?); Peter Bedrick Books, NY, 1985, HB.

Physicists. Blond Educational (Muller), 1984, HB.

Abel, Niels Henrik (1802-1829) – see: Ore.

Abenbeder. Compendio de Álgebra de Abenbéder. Texto árabe, traducción y estudio por José A. Sánchez Pérez. Centro de Estudios Históricos, Madrid, 1916. Sir Norman Lockyer's copy with his name stamp: J. Norman Lockyer, K.C.B., F.R.S.

Abraham bar Hiyya [ha-Nasi] (= Abraham bar Hiyya [the H should have a dot under it] = Abraham bar Chiyya = Abraam bar Hiia = Abraham Judaeus = Savasorda) (fl. <1136). Llibre de Geometria Hibbur hameixihà uehatixbòret. (As: Hibbūr ha-meshīhah [the first and the second h should have dots under them] we-ha-tishboret (in Hebrew), translated as Liber Embadorum by Plato of Tivoli in 1145.) Translated into Catalan by J. Millàs i Vallicrosa, from a Hebrew text edited by Miquel Guttmann. Editorial Alpha, Barcelona, 1931, HB. [Though a book on practical geometry, it was the first European exposition of Arabic algebra, including the first complete solution of the quadratic equation seen in Europe [DSB].]

Abu Kamil [Abū Kāmil Shujā‘ ibn Aslam ibn Muhammad [The h should have a dot under it.] ibn Shujā‘, al-Hāsib al-Misrī]. The ^ Algebra of Abū Kāmil Kitāb fī al-jābr wa’l-muqābala In a Commentary by Mordecai Finzi. Transcribed, translated and annotated by Martin Levey. Univ. of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1966, HB.

Ackermann, Alfred S. E. Scientific Paradoxes and Problems and Their Solutions. The Old Westminster Press, London, 1925.

ACM & IEEE Computer Society (Joint Committee of). A Library List on Undergraduate Computer Science Computer Engineering and Information Systems. ACM & IEEE, 1978.

Aczel, Amir D. Fermat's Last Theorem Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem. (Four Walls Eight Windows, USA, 1996; Viking, London, 1997;) Penguin, 1997.

Adams, Daniel (1773-1864).

ADAMS NEW ARITHMETIC. Arithmetic, in which the principles of operating by numbers are analytically explained, and synthetically applied; thus combining the advantages to be derived both from the inductive and synthetic mode of instructing: The whole made familiar by a great variety of useful and interesting examples, calculated at once to engage the pupil in the study, and to give him a full knowledge of figures in their application to all the practical purposes of life. Designed for the use of schools and academies in the United States. J. Prentiss, Keene, New Hampshire, 1836, boarded. 1-262 pp + 2pp publisher's ads, apparently inserted backward.

The Scholar's Arithmetic; or, Federal Accountant: Containing. I. Common arithmetic, .... II. Examples and Answers with Blank Spaces, .... III. To each Rule, a Supplement, comprehending, 1. Questions .... 2. Exercises. IV. Federal Money, .... V. Interest cast in Federal Money, .... VI. Demonstration by engravings .... VII. Forms of Notes, .... The Whole in a Form and Method altogether New, for the Ease of the Master and the greater Progress of the Scholar. Stereotype Edition, Revised and Corrected, with additions. John Prentiss, Keene, New Hampshire, 1825, HB. [Halwas 8-14 says this is ©1801, 1st ed by Adams & Wilder, Leominster, Massachusetts, 1801; 2nd ed, 1802. 3rd ed ??. 4th ed, by Prentiss, 1807; 6th ed, 1810; 10th ed, 1816; Stereotype Edition, Revised and Corrected, with Additions, 1819, 1820, 1824.]

Adams, John & Elkin, Paul. Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Jarrold, Norwich, 1988.

Adams, John Couch (1819-1892) – see: MacFarlane;

Adamson, Ian & Kennedy, Richard. Sinclair and the 'Sunrise' Technology The deconstruction of a myth. Penguin, 1986.

Adelard of Bath – see: Arberry; Dales;

Adelman, Ann, ed. The Robot Exhibit: History, Fantasy and Reality. At the American Craft Museum II, NY, Jan-Mar 1984. [The longest piece: History of Robots is by Robert Malone, the proposer and guest curator.]

ADLER, Irving.

The Giant Colour Book of Mathematics. Ill. by Lowell Hess. (Reissue of: Mathematics: The Story of Numbers, Symbols, and Space. As: The Giant Golden Book of Mathematics, Golden Press, NY, 1960.) Hamlyn, 1960, HB. [Reissued as: Learning with Colour, see below.]

Learning with Colour – Mathematics. (Originally: The Giant Colour Book of Mathematics.) Ill. by Lowell Hess. (Golden Press, NY, 1960?); Hamlyn, (1961), 4th ptg, 1968, HB.

Mathematics: The Story of Numbers, Symbols, and Space. Ill. by Lowell Hess. Golden Press, NY, (1958), 1961, HB. [Later reissued as: The Giant Golden Book of Mathematics, see above.]

Monkey Business: Hoaxes in the Name of Science. Ill. by Ruth Adler. (Day, 1957); Dobson, 1960, HB. [Later issued as: Stories of Hoaxes in the Name of Science, Collier, NY, 1962.]

Readings in Mathematics. Ginn, Lexington, Mass., 1972.

Aerophile S. A. Historique et technique des Grands Ballons Captifs / The history and technology of the Large Tethered Balloons. Aerophile S. A., Chantilly, nd [bought in 2000], 24pp incl. covers.

Agar, Jon. Turing and the Universal Machine The Making of the Modern Computer. Icon Books, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 2001.

Agassiz – see: H. & D. L. Thomas;

Agnesi, Maria Gaetana (1718-1799) – see: Osen;

AHRENS, Wilhelm Ernst Martin Georg (1872-1927).

Mathematiker-Anekdoten. Teubner, 2nd ed., 1920.

Scherz und Ernst in der Mathematik. (Teubner, 1904); Kuballe, Osnabruck, 1984, HB.

Ainsworth, G. & Yeats, J. A Treatise on the Elements of Algebra: for the use of Schools and Private Students. H. Ingram and Co., London, nd [preface dated Dec 1854], HB.

Airy, George Biddell (1801-1892).

Popular Astronomy: A Series of Lectures Delivered at Ipswich [delivered in 1847]. Macmillan, (5th ed, 1866); 9th ed, 1877, HB.

SEE ALSO: Crowther; MacFarlane;

Aked, Charles K. Electricity, Magnetism and Clocks. Reprinted from ^ Antiquarian Horology (Dec 1971) 398-415, plus front sheet TP.

Albers, Donald J. & Alexanderson, Gerald L., eds.

Mathematical People: Profiles and Interviews. (Birkhäuser, with MAA, 1985); Contemporary Books, Chicago, nd.

More Mathematical People. HBJ, 1990, HB.

Albers, Donald J.; Alexanderson, Gerald L. & Reid, Constance. International Mathematical Congresses – An Illustrated History 1893 1986. Revised ed., Springer Verlag, NY, 1987, HB. Reviewed by me in Math. Gaz. 72 (No. 460) (Jun 1988) 166-167.

Albert, Prince (1819 1861) – see: Crowther;

Alberti, Leon Battista (1404 1472).

Ludi Matematici. (Probably not published until 19C – see DSB.) Guanda Editore, Venice?, (1980); HTML version as: . PRINT OUT, 18pp + header page. [Contains 20 problems, dealing with measuring heights, distances, times, areas, etc.]

On Painting. Translated from De Pictura of 1435 by Cecil Grayson. With Introduction and Notes by Martin Kemp. Penguin Classics, Harmondsworth, 1991.

Alberts, Gerard, ed. Conference on the History of ALGOL 68. Historical Note AM-HN9301, Dept of Analysis, Algebra and Geometry, CWI report, Jan 1993.

al-Biruni, Abu‘l-Rayhan [= ’Abû-alraihân [The h should have a dot under it.] Muhammad ibn ’Ahmad [The h should have a dot under it.] Albêrûnî].

India. (c1030). Translated by Edward C. Sachau as: Al Beruni's India; 2 vols., (Trübner, London, 1888); abridged edition, ed. by Qeyamuddin Ahmad. National Book Trust, New Delhi, 1983.

SEE also: Said & Khan.

Alcuin (attrib.) (c732-804). Propositiones Alcuini doctoris Caroli Magni Imperatoris ad acuendos juvenes.

IN: B. Flacci Albini seu Alcuini, Abbatis et Caroli Magni Imperatoris Magistri. Opera Omnia: Operum pars octava: Opera dubia. Edited by D. Frobenius [Forster], (Ratisbon, 1777, Tomus secundus, volumen secundem, pp. 440 448); revised by J. P. Migne in: Patrologiae Cursus Completus: Patrologiae Latinae, Tomus 101, Paris, 1863, columns 1143 1160. PHOTOCOPY. FILED UNDER Alcuin in History books.

A different version, attributed to Bede, appears in: Venerabilis Bedae, Anglo Saxonis Presbyteri. Opera Omnia: Pars Prima, Sectio II – Dubia et Spuria: De Arithmeticus propositionibus. Tomus I, (Basel, 1563 and earlier editions); revised by J. P. Migne in: Patrologiae Cursus Completus: Patrologiae Latinae, Tomus 90, Paris, 1904, columns 667 672. PHOTOCOPY. [The Bede version has three extra problems, but omits about the second half of the answers.] FILED UNDER Alcuin in History books.

Also contained in: Folkerts.

Translated and annotated by John Hadley and David Singmaster as: Problems to Sharpen the Young. (Math. Gaz. 76 (No. 475) (Mar 1992) 102-126.) Revised as: Technical Report SBU-CISM-95-18, School of Computing, Information Systems, and Mathematics, South Bank University, Oct 1995, 28pp; slightly extended reprint, Jan 1998, 28pp. FILED UNDER Alcuin in History books.

Translated and annotated by Menso Folkerts & Helmuth Gericke as: Die alkuin zugeschreibenen Propositiones ad Acuendos Juvenes (Aufgaben zur Schärfung des Geistes der Jugend). IN: P. L. Butzer & D. Lohrmann, eds.; Science in Western and Eastern Civilization in Carolingian Times; Birkhäuser, 1993, pp. 283-362. Offprint FILED UNDER Alcuin in History books.

SEE ALSO: Allott.

Al-Daffa', Ali Abdullah. The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics. Croom Helm, London & Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, 1977, HB.

Aldersey-Williams, Hugh. The Most Beautiful Molecule. An Adventure in Chemistry. Aurum Press, London, 1995, HB. (About C60 or Buckminsterfullerene, in the shape of the truncated icosahedron.)

Aleff, Margaret & Peter. The Labyrinth Game (The Story of the Phaistos Disc). Published by the authors, Cumberland, Rhode Island, 1984. Gift of the authors.

d'Alembert, Jean le Rond (1717-1783), et al. Encyclopédie Méthodique. Mathématiques, Par MM. d'Alembert, l'Abbé Bossut, de la Lande, le Marquis de Condorcet, &c. Panckoucke, Paris & Ploteux, Liège, Four volumes. 1784, 1785, 1789/1792, 1797?, HB. Turner F5.13/1-4. Since this work comes in many forms, I give details below. Panckoucke's Représentations in Vol. 3 imply this is a 3 volume work and Vol. 4 definitely seems to be from a different version of the work. An inserted note gives the detailed catalogue entry for another copy in the With Turner Collection. This says the 3 volume work was issued with alternative TPs, one as above and another with title: Dictionnaire Encyclopédique des Mathématiques.

Vol. 1, labelled A on spine. Half title for entire work, backed by list of authors; TP; Discours Préliminaire, pp. i cxiv; entries: A – E, pp. 1-721, with Errata on p. 722.

Vol. 2, labelled F on spine. Half title for entire work, backed by list of authors; TP; the list of authors is slightly different and the TP has an additional author, Charles, inserted after Condorcet; entries: F – R , pp. 1-787.

Vol. 3, labelled S on spine. Half title for entire work, backed by list of authors; TP; the list of authors is slightly different and the TP has an additional author, Charles, inserted after Condorcet; entries: S – Z, pp. 1-174; Additions et Corrections Pour la partie Astronomique, pp. 175-176; Supplément au Dictionnaire de Mathématiques, pp. 177-181, with Errata on p. 181; Table de Lecture, pp. 182-184. This is followed by the following.

Encyclopédie Méthodique. Dictionnaire des Jeux, Faisant suite au Tome III des Mathématiques. Panckoucke, Paris, 1792. TP & Avertissement on pp. i, iii; entries A – W, pp. 1-315; Table, p. 316; 16 plates, some double-page. The above mentioned note says this part is by Jacques Lacombe. [NOTE: there is another work: Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Amusemens des Sciences Mathématiques et Physiques, Panckoucke, 1792, which has 900pp and includes much material from the 1725 edition of Ozanam, Decremps, etc. I have PHOTOCOPY of 16 of the plates from Slocum.]

Représentations Du Sieur Panckoucke, Entrepreneur de l'Encyclopédie Méthodique, à Messieurs les Souscripteurs de cet Ouvrage. No TP, p. i has the given title as a heading and continues to p. xxviii, which is a long list of authors. Tableau et Apperçu, pp. 1-50; État du Nombre des Dictionnaires ..., pp. 51-54; Tableau Général, pp. 55-56.

Vol. 4, labelled Planches on spine, with slightly larger pages. Inserted TP: Recueil de Planches du Dictionnaire Encyclopédique des Mathématiques. Henri Agasse, Paris, 1797 – but it's not clear if this refers to a list of plates which is missing. This is followed by plates, some double-page, for the older division of the Encyclopédie into topics and including non-mathematical plates: Géométrie, 16 plates; Sections Coniques, 3 plates; Trigonométrie, 1 plate; Arpentage, 2 plates; Algèbre et Arithmétique, 3 plates; Analyse, 2 plates; Mécanique, 9 plates; Hydrostatique, Hydrodynamique et Hydraulique, 7 plates; Hydraulique, Machine de Marli, 2 plates; Hydraulique, Pompe du Reservoir de l'egout, 1 unnumbered plate; Hydraulique, Pompe pour les Incendies et Pompes à bras, 1 unnumbered plate; Hydraulique, Machine de Mr. Dupuis, 2 plates; Hydraulique, Moulin à vent de Meudon, 1 plate; Hydraulique, Machine de Nymphembourg; 2 plates; Hydraulique, Pompe à feu, 6 plates; Optique, 6 plates; Perspective, 1 plate; Astronomie, 43 plates.

Alexandroff, P. S., ed. (As: Проблемы Гильберта (Problemy Gil'berta), Наука (Nauka), Moscow, 1969.) Translated by a group of seven. Die Hilbertschen Probleme. Vortrag "Mathematische Probleme" gehalten auf dem 2. Internationalen Mathematikerkongress, Paris, 1900. Erläutert von einem Autorenkollektiv unter der Redaktion von. P. S. Alexandrov. Ostwalds Klassiker der exacten Wissenschaften 252. Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Geest & Portig K.-G., Leipzig, (1976), 3rd, unaltered, ed., 1983.

al-Hassan, Ahmad Y. & Hill, Donald R. Islamic Technology An Illustrated History. (UNESCO & CUP, 1986, 1988); PB ed., 1992.

Alic, Margaret. Hypatia's Heritage. A History of Women in Science from Antiquity to the Late Nineteenth Century. The Women's Press, London, (1986), 2nd ptg, 1990.

al Karkhi. Aboû Beqr Mohammed Ben Alhaçen Alkarkhî [= al Karagi = al Karajī] ( -c1024). Untitled MS called Kitāb al-Fakhrī (or just Alfakhrî) (The Book Dedicated to Fakhr al-Din). c1010. MS 952, Supp. Arabe de la Bibliothèque Impériale, Paris. Edited into French by Franz Woepcke as: Extrait du Fakhrî. L'Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, (1853); facsimile by Olms, 1982, HB.

al-Khowarizmi, (Abu Jafar) Muhammed ibn Musa (ccc780-850).

The Algebra of Mohammed ben Musa. Translated and edited by Frederic Rosen. Oriental Translation Fund, London, (1831); facsimile by Olms, 1986, HB.

Mohammed ibn Musa Alchwarizmi's Algorismus Das früheste Lehrbuch zum Rechnen mit indischen Ziffern Nach der einzigen (lateinischen) Handschrift (Cambridge Un. Lib. Ms. Ii.6.5.) in Fazsimile mit Transkription und Kommentar herausgegeben von Kurt Vogel. Otto Zeller Verlagsbuchhandlung, Aalen, 1963.

Allan, D. G. C.

The Houses of the Royal Society of Arts. A History and a Guide. The Society, (1966); revised, 1974.

William Shipley Founder of the Royal Society of Arts A Biography with Documents. Hutchinson, 1968, HB.

Allbutt, T. Clifford. Notes on the Composition of Scientific Papers. Macmillan, London, (1904). 3rd ed., (1923), 2nd ptg, 1925, HB.

Alleau, René.

History of the Great Building Constructions. New Illustrated Library of Science and Invention, No. II-7, Leisure Arts Ltd, London, 1966, HB.

History of Occult Sciences. New Illustrated Library of Science and Invention, No. II-3. Leisure Arts Ltd, Geneva, 1966, HB.

Allen, Bernard M. William Garnett. A Memoir. Heffer, Cambridge, 1933.

Allen, David Elliston. The Naturalist in Britain A Social History. (Allen Lane, 1976); Pelican, 1978.

Allibone, T. E. Rutherford The Father of Nuclear Energy. Manchester University Press, 1973. (The sixth Rutherford Lecture, 1972, as delivered at the Polytechnic of Central London on 3 Nov 1972.)

Allott, Stephen. Alcuin of York c. A.D. 732 to 804 – his life and letters. William Sessions, York, 1974.

Allsop, R. T. Chemicals and Where They Come From. Chemistry Background Book, Longmans/Penguin for Nuffield Foundation, (1966), corrected, 1968.

Alsina, Claudi, et al.

Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Mathematical Education. 14-21 Jul 1996, Seville. S.A.E.M [Sociedad Andaluza de Educación Matemática] 'Thales', Seville?, 1998, HB.

8th International Congress on Mathematical Education Selected Lectures. 14-21 Jul 1996, Seville. S.A.E.M [Sociedad Andaluza de Educación Matemática] 'Thales', Seville?, 1998, HB.

Alter, Anne & Testard-Vaillant, Philippe. Guide du Paris Savant. Belin, Paris, 1997.

Amedick, Margret & Serchinger, Reinhard W., eds. Museum Guide. Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, Paderborn, 1999. Present from the Museum. Cf Stolte. This seems to be a new edition, with different pictures, etc.

American Mathematical Society (AMS). Semicentennial Addresses of the American Mathematical Society. Vol. II. AMS, (1938), reprinted, 1988, HB.

Amma, T. A. Sarasvati. Geometry in Ancient and Medieval India. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1979, HB.

Ampère, André Marie (1775-1836) – see: Brasch; Cramp; Lebesgue;

Anderson, R. G. W. Science in India [Catalogue of] A 'Festival of India' exhibition at the Science Museum, London. 24 March – 1 Aug 1982. Science Museum, 1982.

Anderson, William. Burning. Chemistry Background Book, Longmans/Penguin for Nuffield Foundation, (1967), corrected, 1969.

Andrade, Eric Neville da Costa (1887- ).

A Brief History of the Royal Society. The Royal Society, 1960, HB, 36pp + covers.

Isaac Newton. Max Parrish, London, 1950, HB.

Sir Isaac Newton His Life and Work. (Collins & Macmillan, NY, 1954); Doubleday Anchor Book, 1958.

Robert Hooke, F.R.S. (1635-1703). N&R 15 (1960) 137-145, separately printed. Inscribed: To John Evelyn, with many thanks for gifts of books. Signed by Andrade.

Rutherford and the Nature of the Atom. (Educational Services Inc., 1964); Science Study Series No. 29, Heinemann, 1965.

SEE ALSO: Royal Society;

André, M. Ph. Éléments d'Arithmétique (No 3) A l'Usage de Toutes les Institutions des Aspirants au Baccalauréat ès Lettres, au Brevet de Capacité et aux Élèves de Première et de Deuxième Année de l'Enseignement Spécial. Ouvrage contenant un grande nombre de problèmes résolus et à résoudre. 3rd ed., revue et corrigée. Librairie Classique de F.-E. André-Guédon, Paris, 1876, HB.

Andrews, Allen. Wonders of Victorian Engineering An Illustrated Excursion. Jupiter, London, 1978, HB.

Anglia Television. A Brief History of Time. [About Stephen Hawking.] Videotape of programme broadcast on Channel 4 in 1992.

Anning, Mary – see: Curle.

Anson, George (1697-1762) – see: Purves;

Anthony, H. D. Sir Isaac Newton. The Life of Science Library 39. Abelard-Schuman, London, 1960, HB.

Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Landmarks in Science 1473-1900. Exhibition of Books by Members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association for the XV International Congress of the History of Science, Edinburgh, 1977. 106 items, 35pp.

Antoccia, Luca; Chastel, André; Cianchi, Marco; Galluzzi, Paolo; Laurenza, Domenico; Papa, Rodolfo & Pedretti, Carlo. Leonardo Art and Science. Giunti Gruppo Editoriale, Florence, (2000), 2nd ptg, 2000.

Apianus, Petrus (= Peter Apian or Bienewitz or Bennewitz) (1495-1552).

Eyn Newe Unnd wolgegründte underweysung aller Kauffmanss Rechnung in dreyen Büchern / mit schönen Regeln uň [NOTE: ň denotes an n with an overbar.] fragstucken begriffen. Sunderlich was fortl unnd behendigkait in der Welschē Practica uň Tolletn gebraucht wirdt / des gleychen fürmalss wider in Teützscher noch in Welscher sprach nie gedrückt. durch Petrum Apianū von Leyssnick / đ Astronomei zů Ingolstat Ordinariū / verfertiget. Georgius Apianus, Ingolstadt, (1527), facsimile, with the TP of the 1544 ed. and 2pp of publication details added at the end, Polygon-Verlag, Buxheim-Eichstätt, 1995, with 8pp commentary leaflet by Wolfgang Kaunzner. (The TP of this has the first known printed version of Pascal's Triangle.) Smith, Rara, pp. 155-157. (The đ is an odd symbol, a bit like a δ or an 8, which is used regularly for der both as a single word and as the ending of a word, e.g. anđ for ander.)

SEE ALSO: Gerhardt & Albrecht;

Apostol, Tom M., et al. Selected Papers on Calculus. Reprinted from the ^ American Mathematical Monthly (Volumes 1-75) and from Mathematics Magazine (Volumes 1-40). Selected and arranged by an editorial committee consisting of Tom M. Apostol, Chairman; Herbert E. Chrestenson; C. Stanley Ogilvy; Donald E. Richmond; N. James Schoonmaker. MAA, 1968, HB. [Include sections on history and pedagogy.]

Appleton, Edward Victor (1892-1963 (or 1965)) – see: R. W. Clark;

Appleyard, Rollo. A Tribute to Michael Faraday. Constable, 1931, HB.

Arago, François (1786-1853).

Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men. Translated by Admiral W. H. Smyth, the Rev. Baden Powell and Robert Grant. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, London, 1857, HB. [Arago, Bailly, Carnot, Fourier, Fresnel, W. Herschel, Laplace, Malus, Watt, Young. Some of Arago's facts are sufficiently wrong that supplementary notes have been added to the biographies of Young and Watt by the translators or by Lord Brougham or W. Fairbairn.]

Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men. First Series. Translated by Admiral W. H. Smyth, the Rev. Baden Powell and Robert Grant. Original publisher not given (probably as for the above version), (1859); facsimile reprint (not from the above version) by Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, NY, 1972, HB. [Arago, Bailly, Fourier, W. Herschel, Laplace, being the first five in the above version.]

Arberry, A. J. British Orientalists. Britain in Pictures series. Collins, 1943, HB. [Includes material on Adelard of Bath; H. T. Colebrooke, Edward Fitzgerald, Sir William Jones, James Legge, of which only Adelard and Colebrooke are entered in this list.]

Archibald, Raymond Clare (1876- ).

Outline of the History of Mathematics. Slaught Memorial Paper 2 = Amer. Math. Monthly 56:1, Part II (Jan 1949). Inscribed: To Dr. & Mrs. Charles Singer With Cordial Regards R. C. Archibald 9 March 1949.

Mathematical Table Makers. Portraits, Paintings, Busts, Monuments. Bio Bibliographical Notes. Scripta Mathematica Studies 3. Scripta Mathematica, NY, 1948, HB.

Archimedes (c-287/-212).

The Works of Archimedes Edited in Modern Notation with Introductory Chapters by T. L. Heath With a Supplement, "The Method of Archimedes". Reprint of The Works of Archimedes, 1897, and The Method of Archimedes, 1912, both CUP. Dover, 1953.

SEE also: Bendick; Christie's; Dijksterhuis; Math. Assoc.; H. & D. L. Thomas;

Aristotle (-384/-322). On the Heavens [= De caelo = Περι oυραvoυ (Peri ouranou)], though Aristotle gives no title. With English translation by W. K. C. Guthrie. Loeb, 1960, HB. From estate of Nancy Wilson.

Arkwright, Richard – see: Derbyshire Countryside; IME; J. N. Merrill;

Armitage, Angus (1902- ).

Edmond Halley. British Men of Science series. Nelson, 1966, HB.

William Herschel. British Men of Science series. Nelson, 1962, HB.

(As: Sun, Stand Thou Still; Henry Schuman, NY, 1947); The World of Copernicus. Mentor (New American Library), NY, 1951.

SEE ALSO under Ronan.

Armstrong, William George (1810-1900) – see: IME;

Armytage, W. H. G. A Social History of Engineering. Technology Today and Tomorrow. Faber, 1961, HB.

Arnold, D. A. The Story of Burlington House. Headquarters of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry, 1992.

Arrighi, Gino – see: Anon (Scuola Lucchese): Libro d'abaco; F. Calandri; P. M. Calandri; Dell'Abbaco; Fibonacci; Franci, Pagli & Toti Rigatelli; Gherardi; Guglielmo; Pancanti & Santini;

Artin, Emil (1898-1962) – see: Brauer.

Arup, Ove Nyquist (1895-1988) – see: Whalley.

Aryabhata (= Āryabhata (I)) [NOTE: ţ denotes a t with a dot under it and ş denotes an s with a dot under it.] (476- ). Āryabhatīya. 499. Critically edited and translated into English by Kripa Shankar Shukla, with K. V. Sarma. 3 vols., Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 1976, HB. (Vol. 1, edited by Shukla, gives the text and English translation. Vol. 2, edited by Shukla and Sarma, is the commentary Āryabhatīya-Bhāşya, written by Bhaskara I in 629, with gaps filled from the later commentary of Someśvara, with translation of his examples. Aryabhata rarely gives numerical examples, so Bhaskara I provided them and these were later used by other Indian writers such as Chaturveda, 860. Vol. 3, edited by Sarma, is the commentary of Sūryadeva Yajvan. Prof. Shukla has sent a photocopy of an introductory booklet: Āryabhata Indian Mathematician and Astronomer (5th century A.D.), which is an abbreviated version of the introductory material of Vol. 1, with some extensions relating Aryabhata to other writers.) There is an older translation by Walter Eugene Clark as: The Âryabhatîya of Âryabhata; Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1930. (There was an Aryabhata II, c950.)

SEE ALSO: Bhaskara I; Kerala Sastra Saitya Parishat; Shukla;

Ascain, Antoine & Arnaud, Jean-Marie. History of Money and Finance. New Illustrated Library of Science and Invention, No. II-10, Leisure Arts Ltd, London, 1966, HB.

Ascher, Marcia. Ethnomathematics A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas. Brooks/Cole (Wadsworth), Pacific Grove, California, 1991, HB. Present from C&H, the UK agents.

Ascher, Marcia & Robert. Mathematics of the Incas Code of the Quipu. (As: Code of the Quipu: A Study in Media, Mathematics and Culture; Univ. of Michigan Press, 1981.) Corrected, Dover, 1997.

Ashford, Oliver M. Prophet – or Professor? The Life and Work of Lewis Fry Richardson. Adam Hilger, Bristol, 1985, HB.

Ashmole, Elias (1617-1692) – see: Feisenberger; Josten; H. Hartley; MacGregor; Tradescant II; Welch;

Ashurst, F. Gareth. Founders of Modern Mathematics. Muller, 1982, HB. [Boole, Bourbaki, G. Cantor, A. Cayley, Dedekind, Galois, W. R. Hamilton, Hilbert, F. Klein, Peano.]

Asimov, Isaac.

20th Century Discovery: The Structure of Life. (Macdonald, with The Planets in one vol, titled 20th Century Discovery, 1970); Carousel, 1971.

Asimov on Chemistry. Doubleday, NY, 1974, PB ed., 1975. [Compilation of 17 of his articles in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1959-1966, mostly previously collected in his general works, but here gathered by subject matter, updated and supplemented with considerable biographical material, with portraits.]

Asimov on Physics. [17 essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Dec 1958 – Oct 1965.] Discus (Avon), NY, 1979.

Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology The lives and achievements of 1195 great scientists from ancient times to the present chronologically arranged. (1964); revised, (1972), Pan, 1975.

The Book of Facts. Vol. 2. (1979; H&S, 1980); Coronet, 1981. (Originally in one vol.)

The Chemicals of Life. Ill. by John Bradford. Mentor (NAL), 1954, 10th ptg.

The Collapsing Universe. The Story of Black Holes. Walker, 1977, HB.

Eyes on the Universe A History of the Telescope. (1975; Deutsch, 1976); SBC, 1977, HB.

Fact and Fancy. (Doubleday, 1962); Pyramid, 1963.

Far as Human Eye Could See. [17 essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Nov 1984 – Mar 1986.] (Doubleday, 1987); Grafton, 1988, HB.

From Earth to Heaven. (©1966); Discus Books (Avon Books), NY, 1972. (Articles from: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Feb 1965 – Jun 1966.)

Futuredays. A Nineteenth-Century Vision of the Year 2000. Based on cigarette card designs of Jean Marc Côté, 1899. Lucy-Caroll Book (Virgin Books), London, 1986, HB.

The Left Hand of the Electron. (Doubleday, 1972); White Lion Publishers, London, 1975, HB.

Marvels of Science. (As: Only a Trillion; Abelard-Schuman, 1957); Collier, 1962.

Only a Trillion – see: Marvels of Science.

The Roving Mind A panoramic view of fringe science, technology, and the society of the future. (Prometheus, 1983); OUP, 1987.

A Short History of Biology. (1964); Nelson, 1965, HB.

The Subatomic Monster Essays on Science. (1985); Grafton, 1986, HB.

Of Time and Space and Other Things. Dobson, 1967, HB. (Articles from: ^ The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1959 1964.)

Words of Science and the History Behind Them. (In 2 vols, Houghton Mifflin, 1959 & 1972); revised and updated in one vol, Harrap, 1974, HB.

The World of Nitrogen. Abelard-Schuman, 1958, HB.

Atkinson, R. S. James Simpson and Chloroform. Pioneers of Science and Discovery. Wayland Publishers, Hove, 1973, HB.

Aubrey, John – see: Keynes;

Augarten, Stan. Bit by Bit. An Illustrated History of Computers. George Allen & Unwin, London, 1984.

Austen, Brian; Cox, Don & Upton, John, eds. Sussex Industrial Archaeology A Field Guide. Phillimore & Co., Chichester, 1985.

BAAS – see: British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Babbage, Charles (1792-1871).

The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise. A Fragment. (Murray, London, 1837; 2nd ed., 1838). With index, Frank Cass, London, 1967, HB.

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher. (Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, London, 1864); Augustus M. Kelley, NY, 1969, HB; ed. by Martin Campbell-Kelly, Pickering & Chatto, 1991.

Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of Its Causes. B. Fellowes & J. Booth, London, (1830); facsimile by Irish Univ. Press, Shannon, 1971, HB.

SEE: Adam Matthew for a list of his papers in the BL.

SEE ALSO: Bowden; Buxton; Crowther; Dubbey; Hyman; IBM (UK); Lindgren; MacFarlane; P. & E. Morrison; M. Moseley; North; ^ Scientific American; Swade; Totnes Elizabethan Museum;

Bacon, Francis (1561 1626) – see: Harré; Macaulay;

Bacon, Roger (c1214-1294) – see: Dales; H. & D. L. Thomas;

Badami, Jagannath V. Musings on Arithmetical Numbers Plus Delightful Magic Squares. Published by the author, Bangalore, India, nd [Preface dated 9 Sep 1999].

Baekeland, Leo – see: Plastics and Rubber Institute;

Bag, Amulya Kumar.

Mathematics in Ancient and Medieval India. Chaukhambha Orientalia, Varanasi, Delhi, 1979, HB.

SEE ALSO: Chattopadhyaya & Kumar;

Baggott, Jim. Perfect Symmetry The Accidental Discovery of Buckmasterfullerene. (1994); PB ed, 1996.

Bailey, Edward.

Charles Lyell. British Men of Science Series. Nelson, 1962, HB.

Geological Survey of Great Britain. Thomas Murby, London, 1952, HB.

Bailly, Jean Sylvain (1736-1793) – see: Arago;

Baily, Francis (1774 1844) – see: Horton-Smith;

Baird, John Logie (1888 1946) – see: Hallett; Hutchinson; S. Moseley;

Baire, René Louis (1874-1932) – see: Lebesgue;

Baker, Benjamin (1840-1907) – see: Rolt;

Baker, E. C. Sir William Preece F.R.S. Victorian Engineer Extraordinary. Hutchinson, 1976, HB.

Baker, R. New and Improved. Inventors and Inventions that have Changed the Modern World. British Museum Publications, 1976, HB.

Baldwin, Ernest. Gowland Hopkins A memoir on the discovery of vitamins. Van den Berghs Ltd, London, nd [c1950].

Ball, Philip. More Than Meets the Eye at the V&A a self-guided tour around the V&A galleries, taking visitors through a series of eye-openers which reveal the interplay between artistic expression, scientific understanding and technological innovation. Catalogue for an exhibition devised by the Royal Society, Nature and the V&A, 6 Sep to 3 Nov 2000. 24pp + covers.

BALL, Walter William Rouse (1850-1925).

Cambridge Papers. Macmillan, 1918, HB. (The 2nd ed. was: Cambridge Notes; Heffer, 1921.)

Elementary Algebra. CUP, 2nd ed., 1897.

A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge. CUP, 1889, HB.

A Primer of the History of Mathematics. Macmillan, (1895); 2nd ed., (1903), 7th issue (= 6th ptg of 2nd ed.), 1930, HB.

A Short Account of the History of Mathematics. Macmillan, 1888, HB. (2nd ed., 1893; 3rd ed., 1901;) 4th ed., (1908), reprinted by Dover, 1960. (The Dover says the 4th was the last edition, but an obituary refers to a 6th ed., 1915, and Trinity Library has entries dated 1922 and 1924.)

Translated into French as: Histoire des Mathématiques, from the 3rd English ed. by L. Freund, 'revue et augmentée', 2 vols., Hermann, 1906-1907, HB. (This considerably extends the English ed. of 520pp to 700 large pages. I have seen a 1927 printing cited.)

Trinity College Cambridge. College History Series, Dent & Dutton, 1906, HB.

SEE ALSO: Singmaster - Proceedings.

BALL, Walter William Rouse et al. String Figures and Other Monographs; Chelsea, (1960 – BNC69), 1969, HB. Contains:

Ball, Walter William Rouse. String Figures. (Heffer.)

Cajori, Florian (1859-1930). A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule. (Engineering News Publishing Co.)

Carslaw, Horatio Scott (1870-1954). Non-Euclidean Plane Geometry and Trigonometry. (Longmans,

Green & Co.)

Petersen, J. Methods and Theories for the Solution of Problems of Geometrical Construction. (Andr. Fred.

Host & Son.).

Ball, William – see: H. Hartley;

Balmer, Johann Jakob – see: Schroeter;

Bankoff, George. The Conquest of Pain. The Story of Anaesthesia. Macdonald, London, nd [c1942], HB.

Banks, Joseph (1743 1820).

Leaflet describing the Sir Joseph Banks Archive Project, from the BMNH & RS.

SEE ALSO: Brougham; Cameron; Lyte;

Banks, Robert B.

Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics. PUP, (1999), PB, 2002, Present from Rob Eastaway.

Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics. PUP, 1998.

Banting – see: H. & D. L. Thomas;

Barbaro, Daniele. La Practica della Perspectiva. Camillo & Rutilio Borgominieri, Venice, (1569); facsimile by Arnaldo Forni, 1980, HB. [The facsimile's TP doesn't have the publication details, but they are given in the colophon. Various catalogues say there are several versions with dates on the TP and colophon varying independently between 1568 and 1569. A version has both dates being 1568, so this is presumed to be the first appearance. Another version has an undated title in an elaborate border and this facsimile must be from that version.]

Barber, A. J.; Howell, A. & Thackray, J. Guide to the Society's Apartments. Geological Society, nd [late 1980s], 12pp.

Barbieri, Francesco & Pepe, Luigi. Bibliografia Italiana di Storia delle matematiche 1961-1990. (Originally in ^ Bolletino di storia delle matematiche 12:1 (Jun 1992)); separately printed by Editrice Compositori, no place, 1992?, sent by Luigi Pepe, with his card inside.

Barclay, A.

Chemistry A Brief Outline of its History and Development. [TP is headed Pure Chemistry.] Part I – Historical Review. HMSO for Science Museum, 1937.

Chemistry Handbook of the Collections Illustrating Pure Chemistry. [TP title omits the first 'Chemistry'.] Part II – Descriptive Catalogue. HMSO for Science Museum, 1937.

Industrial Chemistry Handbook of the Collections Illustrating Industrial Chemistry. [TP title omits the first 'Industrial Chemistry'.] HMSO for Science Museum, 1929.

Barlow, Fred. Mental Prodigies. Hutchinson, (1951); amended, 1952, HB.

Barlow, Peter (1776-1862). A New Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary: Comprising An Explanation of the Terms and Principles of Pure and Mixed Mathematics, and such branches of Natural Philosophy as are susceptible of Mathematical Investigation. With Historical Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Several Departments of These Sciences. And an account of the Discoveries and Writings of the Most Celebrated Authors, Both ancient and Modern. G. & S. Robinson and five copublishers, London, 1814, HB. Turner H5.6, with bookplate of Hugh Lee Pattinson.

Barlow, Peter (1776-1862); Lardner, Dionysius (1793-1859) & Anonymous. Pp. 369-671 of an encyclopedia, J. Mawman, London. 1826, separately bound, HB. Spine is partly missing, but remainder has: Barlow's Theory of Numbers on it.

Pp. 369-523 are: Anonymous; Arithmetic.

Pp. 524-631 are: Lardner; Algebra.

Pp. 632-641 are: Lardner; Geometrical Analysis.

Pp. 642-671 are: Barlow; Theory of Numbers.

After p. 523 are some plates with the following at the bottom: "Published as the Act directs April 1st 1826 by J. Mawman Ludgate Street."

Barnard, Frederick A. P. A Treatise on Arithmetic, Designed Particularly as a Text Book for Classes, in which the Principles of the Science are Inductively Developed, and Rendered Simple by Modes of Illustration, Devised after Careful Observation and Actual Experiment in the School Room; Combining Written Arithmetic with Copious Mental Exercises, and Containing a Variety of Useful Practical Abbreviations in Calculation, not Found in Any Similar Work: Adapted to the Federal Currency, and Rendered Entertaining to the Pupil, by a Great Variety of Amusing Problems, Involving the Principles Illustrated: The Whole Constituting the Most Complete System of Practical Arithmetic, now before the Public. Packard & Butler, Hartford[, Connecticut], 1830, HB.

Barnes, Alison. Henry Winstanley Artist, Inventor and Lighthouse-builder 1644-1703. Tourist Information Services and Saffron Walden Museum, Uttlesford District Council & Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, 2003, 28pp + covers.

Barnes, John. Barnes Museum of Cinematography Catalogue of the Collection Part 2 Optical Projection. The Barnes Museum of Cinematography, Saint Ives, Cornwall, 1970.

Barnes-Svarney, Patricia, ed. The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference. Stonesong Press (Macmillan), NY, 1995.

Barnett, Lincoln. The Universe and Dr. Einstein. (Harper, 1948); revised, 1950; Mentor, (1952), 4th ptg, 1953.

Baron, Cyril F. Doctor at the Bar. Johnson Publications, London, 1977, HB.

Barrow, Isaac (1630 1677). See: D. E. Smith.

Barrow, John D. Pi in the Sky Counting, thinking and being. (OUP, 1992); Penguin, 1993, 4th ptg.

Bartsch, Hans-Jochen. Mathematische Formeln. VEB Fachbuchverlag, Leipzig, 13th ed, 1973.

Barty-King, Hugh. Girdle Round the Earth The story of Cable and Wireless and its predecessors to mark the group's jubilee 1929-1979. Heinemann, 1979, HB.

Basalla, George; Coleman, William & Kargon, Robert H. Victorian Science A Self-Portrait from the Presidential Addresses to the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Anchor (Doubleday), 1970.

Bashmakova, Isabella Grigoryevna. Diophantus and Diophantine Equations. (Nauke, Moscow, 1972.) Translated by Abe Shenitzer, assisted by Hardy Grant. Updated by Joseph Silverman. DME 20, MAA, 1997.

Basilius Valentinus. The Triumphal Chariot of Antimony. With the Commentary of Theodore Kerckringius, a Doctor of Medicine. Translated from the Latin 1685 Amsterdam edition, with Biographical Preface by Arthur Edward Waite. Kessinger Publishing Co., Kila, Montana, nd [1990s?, bought in 2001].

Bass, A. A. Inventions and Discoveries. Ill. by Peter Edwards. Young Learner Books. C&W, 1963, HB.

Bateson, William (1861-1926) – see: Crowther;

Baumgardt, Carola. Johannes Kepler: Life and Letters. Intro. by Albert Einstein. Philosophical Library, NY, 1951, HB.

Bäumler, Ernst. In Search of the Magic Bullet. Great Adventures in Modern Drug Research. (Econ-Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1963.) T&H, 1965, HB.

Baxandall, D., revised by Pugh, Jane. Calculating Machines and Instruments. Catalogue of the Collections in the Science Museum. Science Museum, (1926), revised, 1975.

Baxter, Raymond & Burke, James. Ed. by Michael Latham.

Tomorrow's World. BBC, (1970), 3rd ptg, 1971, HB.

Tomorrow's World second volume. BBC, 1971, HB.

BBC – see: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Beach, Peter. The History of Horsley Towers. PB Publishing, Woking, 1998. 32pp + covers.

Beale, Norman & Elaine. Who was Ingen Housz, Anyway? Calne Town Council, Calne, Wiltshire, 1999, 40pp + covers.

Bear, Magdalen. Days, Months & Years. A perpetual calendar for the past, present and future. Tarquin, (1989), 1996.

Beaujouan, Guy – see: Noël.

Beaver, Patrick. A History of Tunnels. Peter Davies, London, 1972, HB.

Becker, Gerhard. Das Rechnen mit Münze, Mass und Gewicht seit Adam Ries. Schuleinschreibebücher aus Niedersachsen Textband. Heft 21 in: Materialen & Studien zur Alltagsgeschichte und Volkskultur Niedersachsens. Museumsdorf Cloppenburg Niedersächsisches Freilichtmuseum, Cloppenburg, 1994, HB.

Beckert, Herbert & Purkert, Walter, ed. Leipziger mathematische Antrittsvorlesungen Auswahl aus den Jahren 1869-1922. Teubner, 1987. [W. Blaschke*, F. Engel, F. Hausdorff*, F. Klein*, L. Lichtenstein, S. Lie*, H. Liebmann, C. Neumann – the starred names are cross-referenced to this entry.]

Beckert, Herbert & Schumann, Horst. 100 Jahre Mathematisches Seminar der Karl Marx Universität Leipzig. VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, DDR, 1981, HB. Present from the Mathematics Department when I visited Leipzig.

Beckmann, John (1739-1811). A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins. (As: Beyträge zur Geschichte der Erfindungen, 1777.) Translated by William Johnston, (in 3 vols, 1797; 2nd ed, in 4 vols, 1814). Fourth Edition, carefully revised and enlarged by William Francis and J. W. Griffith. Bohn, London, 1846, 2 vols., HB.

Beckmann, Petr. A History of Pi. Golem Press, Boulder, Colorado, (1970); 2nd ed., 1971, HB.

de Beer, Gavin.

Charles Darwin Evolution by Natural Selection. British Men of Science series, Nelson, 1963, HB.

Sir Hans Sloane and the British Museum. OUP for British Museum, 1953, HB.

de Beer, Gavin & Turton, R. M. John Turton, F.R.S. 1735-1806. ^ Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 12:1 (Aug 1956) plate + 77-97 and covers.

Bekken, Otto B.

Equações de Ahmes até Abel. Translated by José Paulo Quinhões Carneiro (from Bekken's Una Historia Breve del Algebra). Universidade Santa Úrsula, GEPEM, 1994. Present from Tom Henley.

Matematik i Utvikling Bok I Tallsystemets røtter. (In Norwegian.) Agder Distriktshøgskole, Fagseksjon for matematikk, Skrifter: 1984: 6. Present from Tom Henley.

On the problem of the reals - the problem of limits. An appendix to my "Una Historia Breve del Algebra". Agder Distriktshøgskole, Fagseksjon for matematikk, Skrifter: 1984: 3. Present from Tom Henley.

Readings from the Hindu Arithmetic and Algebra. Agder Distriktshøgskole, Fagseksjon for matematikk, Skrifter: 1984: 5. Present from Tom Henley.

Themes from the History of algebra. Agder Distriktshøgskole, Fagseksjon for matematikk, Skrifter: 1984: 4. Present from Tom Henley.

Una Historia Breve del Algebra. Sociedad Matemática Peruana, Lima, Peru, 1983. Present from Tom Henley.

Bell, A. E. Christian Huygens and The Development of Science in the Seventeenth Century. Edward Arnold, 1947, HB.

BELL, Eric Temple (1883-1960).

[As: John Taine]. Before the Dawn. (Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1934.) IN: The Portable Novels of Science; ed. Donald A. Wollheim; Viking Press, NY, 1945, HB.

The Development of Mathematics. (1940); 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1945, HB.

The Last Problem. S&S, 1961, HB. Revised by Underwood Dudley, MAA, 1990.

The Magic of Numbers. McGraw Hill, 1946, HB.

Mathematics: Queen and Servant of Science. McGraw Hill, 1951; Bell, (1952), 1961, HB. (Combination and expansion of: The Queen of the Sciences and The Handmaiden of the Sciences, both Williams and Wilkins, 1931 & 1937.)

Men of Mathematics. S&S, (1937); SBC, nd [1939], HB with obituary of Bell inserted. S&S, 1st PB ptg, 1961 (present from Geralda Singmaster, 1961).

Numerology. The Century Co. (Williams and Wilkins), New York, 1933, HB.

The Queen of the Sciences. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1931, HB.

The Search for Truth. Allen & Unwin, London, (1935), 1946, HB.

SEE ALSO: Laplace, Reid.

Bell, Steve. The RGO Guide to the 1999 Total Eclipse of the Sun. Foreword by Patrick Moore. (HMSO for Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1996); Nautical Almanac Office, Royal Greenwich Observatory, Cambridge, 1997, 288pp + covers with viewing spectacles.

Bellman, Richard.

A Collection of Modern Mathematical Classics Analysis. Dover, 1961.

Eye of the Hurricane an autobiography. World Scientific, Singapore, 1984.

Belloli, Jay, ed. The Universe A Convergence of Art, Music, and Science. [Catalogue for a group of exhibitions and concerts in Pasadena and San Marino, Sep 2000 - Jun 2001.] Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, 2001.

Bendick, Jeanne. Archimedes and the Door of Science. Franklin Watts, London, (1962), 2nd ptg, 1971, HB.

Maestro Benedetto da Firenze.

La Reghola de Algebra Amuchable dal Codice L.IV.21 della Biblioteca Comunale di Siena. 1463. Edited by Lucia Salomone. Quaderni del Centro Studi della Matematica Medioevale, No. 2. Servizio Editorale dell'Università de Siena, 1982.

SEE also: de' Mazzinghi; Biagio; Giovanni di Bartolo;

Benfey, O. Theodor, chairman. Kekulé Centennial A symposium ... at the 150th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 15-16, 1965. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 1966, HB. 8 + 198 pp. Discard from Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Bennett, J. A.

Catalogue of the Archives and Manuscripts of the Royal Astronomical Society. Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society 85 (1978) 1-90.

Science at the Great Exhibition. [To accompany an exhibition.] Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge, 1983.

Bennett, J. A. & Brown, Oliva. The Compleat Surveyor. To accompany a special exhibition at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge, 1982. The Museum, 1982.

Bennett, Jim [probably = the above ??]. The Measurers. A Flemish Image of Mathematics in the Sixteenth Century. [Exhibition catalogue.] Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, 1995.

Benson, Anna P. Textile Machines. Shire Album 103. Shire, 1983.

Bentham, George (1800 1884) – see: Jackson.

Berggren, J. Lennart. Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam. Springer, NY, 1986, HB.

Berggren, J. Lennart; Borwein, Jonathan & Borwein, Peter. Pi: A Source Book. Springer, 1997, HB. Copy from publisher as payment for using an article of mine.

Berggren, Tasoula, ed. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting. Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics. May 1988. Plastic ringbound.

Beric Tempest & Co (St. Ives, Cornwall). Colour postcard of the Church of St. Laurence, Upton, Slough, where William Herschel was married and buried.

Berkeley, George (1685 1753) – see: Houghton.

Berkshire, Frank. Floating, Spinning, Tumbling. LMS Popular Lectures, 1999, videotape produced by mathMedia (John Jaworski) for the LMS, c60 min.

Berlet, Bruno. Zur Feier des vierhundertsten Geburtsjahres von Adam Riese. 1892. [The copy provided by Interlibrary Loans is either lacking a title page or may have been a separately printed booklet. The author's name is only shown on the library binding and no other details are given. It consists of two main sections.

Adam Riese, sein Leben, seine Rechenbücher und seine Art zu rechen (reprinted from the Programm der Progymnasial  und Realschulanstalt zu Annaberg 1855).

Die Coss von Adam Riese (reprinted from the same Programm for 1860).

The copy I saw might have been the Programm for 1892. My reference is [Johannes Lehmann; Rechnen und Raten; Volk und Wissen, Berlin (DDR), 1987, p. 13] where he gives Berlet's name, a slight variation of the title and says it was published in Leipzig and Frankfurt in 1892. PHOTOCOPY FILED under Ries in History Books.

SEE ALSO: Gebhardt for facsimile and transcription of Die Coss; Abraham Ries.

Berman, Morris. Social Change and Scientific Organization – The Royal Institution 1799-1844. Heinemann Educational Books, 1978.

Bernal, John Desmond (1901-1971).

Science in History. (C. A. Watts, 1954, 3rd ed., 1965); illustrated ed. in 4 volumes, C. A. Watts & Penguin, 1969.

See also: Wersky;

Bernard, Claude – see: Brasch;

Berndt, Bruce C. & Rankin, Robert A. Ramanujan Letters and Commentary. (© 1995, AMS & LMS, 2nd ptg, 1997.) Special Indian Edition, with additional material, ed. by K. Srinivasa Rao. Affiliated East West Press Pvt., New Delhi, India, 1997.

Bernhardt, Prof. Dr. Philipp Melanchthon als Mathematiker und Physiker. Vereins fur Heimathkunde, Wittenberg, (1865); facsimile by Sändig, Wiesbaden, 1973, with sticker saying Saendig Reprint Verlag, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

Bernoulli(s) – see: Ó Mathúna; Schroeter; Spiess;

Bernoulli, Daniel (1700-1782) – see: Guillen; Radelet - de Grave;

Bernoulli, Jacques (= Jacob = James) I (1654-1705).

Ars Conjectandi, Opus Posthumum. Accedit Tractatus de Seriebus Infinitis, Et Epistola Gallicè scripta De Ludo Pilæ Reticularis. Thurnisiorum, Basel, (1713); facsimile by Editions Culture et Civilization, Brussells, 1968, HB.

SEE ALSO: de Fontenelle.

Bernoulli, Jean (= Johann = John) I (1667-1748) – see: Henny; Spiess;

Bernoulli, Niklaus II (1695-1730) – see Henny;

Bernstein, Jeremy (1929- ).

The Analytical Engine Computers – Past, Present and Future. (©1963 & 1964); Secker & Warburg, 1965, HB.

A Comprehensible World: On Modern Science and its Origins. Random House, 1967, HB.

Cranks, Quarks, and the Cosmos. (Basic Books, 1993.) OUP, 1997.

Einstein. Fontana Modern Masters Series. Fontana/Collins, 1973.

Experiencing Science. Burnett Books & Deutsch, 1979, HB.

Quantum Profiles. PUP, 1991, HB.

Bernstein, Peter L. Against the Gods The Remarkable Story of Risk. Wiley, 1996, HB.

Berriman, A. E. Historical Metrology. A new analysis of the archaeological and the historical evidence relating to weights and measures. Dent, London & Dutton, NY, 1953, HB.

Berry, Adrian.

Galileo and the Dolphins Amazing but true stories from science. Batsford, 1996, HB.

Harrap's Book of Scientific Anecdotes. Harrap Books Ltd., 1989, HB, inscribed by the author. Revised edition of the above retitled: Eureka! & Other Stories; Helicon, 1993.

Berry, A. J. Henry Cavendish His Life and Scientific Work. Hutchinson, 1960, HB.

Berry, Robert. MS Arithmetic Exercise Book, 128pp, dated 21 Mar 1842, boarded.

Berthollet – see: A. B. Griffiths;

Berzelius, Jons Jacob – see: Olby;

Bessemer, Henry (1813-1898) – see: Dredge; IME; Jenkyns; Wymer;

Bethell, Jean. [The How and Why Wonder Book of] Famous Scientists. Ill. by Jo Kotula. (Wonder Books (Grosset & Dunlap); Transworld, (1969), 3rd ptg, 1974.

Betts, Jonathan. John Harrison. Ill. by David Penney. National Maritime Museum, 4th ed, 1999, 24pp + covers.

Bhaskara I (= Bhāskara I) (c629).

Āryabhaţīya-Bhāşya. [NOTE: ţ denotes a t with a dot under it and ş denotes an s with a dot under it.] 629 (second of these three works). Critically edited, including an English Appendix of the numerical examples used, by Kripa Shankar Shukla. Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 1976, HB. (Vol. 2 of a three volume series devoted to the Āryabhaţīya (499) of Aryabhata (476- ), qv.) Bhaskara I repeats and exposits Aryabhata verse by verse, but Aryabhata rarely gives numerical examples, so Bhaskara I provided them and these were later used by other Indian writers such as Chaturveda, 860. FILED UNDER Aryabhata.

Laghu-Bhāskarīya. c629 (last of these three works, a summary of the Āryabhaţīya-Bhāşya). Edited and translated into English by Kripa Shankar Shukla. Bhāskara I and His Works Part III (but Part I: General Introduction hasn't appeared!). Hindu Astronomical and Mathematical Texts Series No. 4. Dept. of Mathematics and Astronomy, Lucknow University, 1963, HB.

Mahā Bhāskarīya (Maha-Bhaskariya). c629 (earliest of these three works). Edited and translated into English by Kripa Shankar Shukla. Bhāskara I and His Works Part II (but Part I: General Introduction hasn't appeared!). Hindu Astronomical and Mathematical Texts Series No. 3. Dept. of Mathematics and Astronomy, Lucknow University, 1960, HB.

Bhaskara II (c1150).

Līlāvatī of Bhāskarācārya With Kriyākramakarī of Śańkara [NOTE: ń denotes an n with a dot over it and ņ denotes an n with a dot under it.] and Nārāyaņa Being an elaborate exposition of the rationale of Hindu Mathematics. Edited and annotated by K. V. Sarma. Vishveshvaranand Indological Series 66. Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute, Hoshiarpur, 1975, HB. [Except for the Preface, Contents and Introduction, this is all in Sanskrit!]

Lilavati and Bijaganita. 1150. See: Colebrooke.

Maestro Biagio ( -c1340).

Chasi Exenplari alla Regola dell'Algibra nella trascelta a cura di Mo Benedetto dal Codice L. VI [sic, but should be IV]. 21 della Biblioteca Comunale di Siena. 1463. Ed. by Licia Pieraccini. Quaderni del Centro Studi della Matematica Medioevale, No. 5. Servizio Editorale dell'Università de Siena, 1983.

SEE also: Benedetto da Firenze;

Bialas, Volker; Gerlach, Walther; List, Martha & Treue, Wilhelm. Johannes Kepler zur 400. Wiederkehr seines Geburtstages. Deutsches Museum Abhandlungen und Bericht 39:1 (1971). R. Oldenbourg, München, 1971.

Bibby, Cyril. Scientist Extraordinary The Life and Scientific Work of Thomas Henry Huxley 1825-1895. Pergamon, 1972, HB.

Bibby, John. Notes Towards a History of Teaching Statistics. John Bibby (Books), Edinburgh, 1986.

Bidder, George Parker (1806 1878) – see: Anon: St. Peter's Church; Anon: The Story of St Petrox Church; E. F. Clark; Linfoot;

Bierens de Haan, David (1822-1895) – see: Bottema et al.

Biermann, Kurt-R. Die Mathematik und ihre Dozenten an der Berliner Universität 1810-1920. Stationen auf dem Wege eines mathematisches Zentrums von Weltgeltung. Akademie-Verlag, Berlin (DDR), 1973. (There is a 2nd ed., c1990.)

Biernatzki, K. L. Die Arithmetik der Chinesen. (J. reine angew. Math. 52:1 (1855) 59-94.) Reprinted by Sändig, Wiesbaden, 1973.

Biggs, Norman L.; Lloyd, E. Keith & Wilson, Robin J. Graph Theory 1736 1936. OUP, 1976, HB. Reviewed by me in Times Higher Educ. Supp. (24 Dec 1976) 16.

Bion, Nicolas (c1650-1733). (As: Traite de la Construction et Principaux Usages des Instruments Mathematique, 1709.) Translated by Edmund Stone as follows. The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments. Translated from the French of M. Bion, Chief Instrument-Maker to the French King. To which are added, The Construction and Uses of such Instruments as are omitted by M. Bion, particularly those invented or improved by the English. By Edmund Stone. The whole illustrated the Thirty Folio Copper-Plates, containing the Figures, &c. of the several Instruments. The Second Edition. To which is added, A Supplement: Containing a further Account of some of the most useful Mathematical Instruments as now improved. J. Richardson, London, (1758); facsimile by Astragal Press, Mendham, New Jersey, 1995, HB.

Bir, Attila. The Book "Kitāb al Hiyal" [the H should have a dot under it] of Banū Mūsā bin Shākir interpreted in sense of modern system and control engineering. Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture, Istanbul, 1990.

Birch, C. Allan. Names We Remember 56 Eponymous Medical Biographies. Ravenswood Publication, Beckenham, Kent, 1979, HB. [R. Adams; Addison; Adie; Babinski; C. Bell; W. Bowman; Broca; D. Bruce; Buerger; Burkitt; Calmette; Catellani; Charcot; J. Cheyne; Conn; Crohn; Cushing; C. Darwin; Dupuytren; Fallot; Guérin; Hansen; Harvey; Hashimoto; Hodgkin; Horner; Huntington; J. H. Jackson; Koplik; Korsakov; Langdon Down; McArdle; Macewen; Manson; Meckel; Menière; C. G. de Morgan; Osler; Paget; J. Parkinson; F. T. Paul; Pott; Ramstedt; Raynaud; Retter; D. A. Robertson; Romberg; Ryle; Scarpa; Schick; Simmonds; Sjögren; Still; W. Stokes; G. H. Whipple; S. A. K. Wilson.]

Bishop, James. (^ The Illustrated London News) Social History of Edwardian Britain. Angus & Robertson, London, 1977, HB.

Bishop, Morris. Blaise Pascal. Laurel Great Lives and Thought. Dell, 1966.

Black, Joseph (1728-1799) – see: Brougham; A. D. C. Simpson;

Black, R. M. Electric Cables in Victorian Times. A Science Museum Booklet. HMSO for Science Museum, 1972.

Blake, George. British Ships and Shipbuilders. Britain in Pictures series. Collins, 1946, HB.

Bland, Miles (1786-1868). Algebraical problems, producing simple and quadratic equations, with their solutions; designed as an introduction to the higher branches of analytics: to which is added, an appendix, containing a collection of problems on the nature and solution of equations of higher dimensions. 8th ed., Whittaker & Co., London, 1841, HB. [Wallis has: 3rd ed., 1820; 6th ed., 1832; 9th ed., 1849.]

[Bland, Miles (1786-1868).] A Key to Bland's Algebraical Problems; containing also the Solutions of the Equations ad Problems in the Appendix to the Fourth Edition. Geo. B. Whittaker, London, 1825, HB. Front and back boards off, but pages largely uncut. Bookplate saying it was given to the College of Preceptors in 1903.

Blaschke, Wilhelm (1885-1962) – see: Beckert & Purkert;

Blasius, Johannis (or Joannes) Martinus (later denoted Sileceus or Sciliceus) (1486-1557). Liber Arithmetice Practice Astrologis Phisicis et Calculatioribus admodum utilis. Thomas Kees for Joannis Parui & Joannis Lambert (in colophon; TP has Jehanlambert), Paris, (1513). Facsimile by Heffer, 1960. See Smith,

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