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‘The Admonitions of a Good-​Natured Reader’: marks of use in Georgian mathematical textbooks

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Mathematical books were printed in Georgian Britain in large numbers, and they survive in large numbers. Many of the surviving copies bear evidence for the ways in which the books were used during the eighteenth century: for some, early owners can be identified; for some, detailed patterns of reading or other types of engagement can be reconstructed. This chapter mines the evidence for what it can tell about the readers or readership of mathematical books in the period. Elementary books on ar...

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10.4324/9781003102557

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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0000-0002-3383-7574

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Editor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Editor
ORCID:
0000-0002-3383-7574
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Series:
Material Readings in Early Modern Culture
Host title:
Reading Mathematics in the Early Modern World
Publication date:
2020-10-21
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9781003102557
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English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
1160154
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pubs:1160154
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2021-02-06

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