Ciphering Book

Ciphering Book

Item Info

Item No: frkm135000
Title: Ciphering Book
Scripts/Text: Cursive
Language: English
Physical Description: 106 leaves
Material: Laid paper, ink.
Watermark: PB Sussex County, DE, 1806
Category: Ciphering book (Rechenbuch)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Manuscript book.

Binding: Quarter-bound in leather over marbled paper boards.

Cursive writing throughout: explanations of arithmetic and algebra rules as well as weights and measures.  Mathematical examples, as well.


Gravell, Thomas L. and George Miller & Elizabeth Walsh. American watermarks 1690-1835. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2002, p. 163 (re: 749).

Image Dimensions Width: 32.7 cm
ShelfMark: FLP Borneman Ms. 135

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