An unpublished manuscript primer on arithmetic and commercial mathematics, composed, calligraphed, and decorated by the mathematician Louis André Simon as a commission for l'écolier Jean-Antoine Bech, young son of the Duc de l'Entrecasteaux. The text begins with two one-page livrets—a multiplication table and a list of the names.....
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Paris: Richard Breton, 1559.
First edition. It's not surprising that Abel Matthieu, in advocating a return to a more elegant and balanced French language, chose to have his argument printed by Richard Breton in Philippe Danfrie's civilité type, which itself was a celebration of the beauty of an earlier French.....