Lot 451: Mathematical papers



2015-07-08 11:47:17

Lot 451: Mathematical papers. A collection of approximately 530 offprints, reprints and extracts bound in 24 volumes, largely bound alphabetically by size in two series, first series in 9 volumes, large 8vo, second series volumes 2-12, 8vo, lacking volume 1 (authors before Brill), plus 1 volume of papers with complete alphabet, large 8vo, plus 3 quarto volumes on elasticity, Bessel's and other functions, dynamics and hydrodynamics, many with original printed wrappers, all with partly obscured presentation bookplates from the collection's compiler Professor G.H. Bryan, dated 1915 and presented to University College of North Wales with their later printed labels and barcode label pasted over, all but final 3 quarto volumes with manuscript contents lists at front, contemporary buckram gilt, library marks and labels, rubbed and soiled, some fraying to joints and spine ends, 8vo/4to. The majority of papers were published circa 1890s/1910s. Provenance: George Hartley Bryan FRS (1864-1928) was a professor at University College, Bangor, Wales, and is generally credited with developing the modern mathematical treatment of the motions of airplanes in flight as rigid bodies with six degrees of freedom. Further details available upon request. (24) Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History, Early Printed Books, Maps, Globes & Decorative Prints, Science & Mathematics, Bookbinding Equipment Auction July 2015 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: £700-1000
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