ADELARD OF BATH THE FIRST ENGLISH SCIENTIST
by Louise Cochrane
Published by British Museum Press. 1st. 1994
Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Mathematician, philosopher, prolific author, translator and astrologer, Adelard of Bath still found time to tutor the future Henry II, to assist at the Exchequer and to compose lively treatises on subjects ranging from the care of falcons to the uses of the astrolabe. A discussion of his numerous manuscripts and their influence on contemporary thought, as well as presenting new information about his life. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. viii and 125 pages including index.
Slight fading to dustwrapper spine and slight scuffing.
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