Madison and Milwaukee, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1965.. 1965.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The spine & extremities are slightly darkened The dust jacket is lightly rubbed. There is some minor soiling to its rear panel with very light staining to the panel's bottom edge. There is a short tear & crease to the bottom edge of the front panel. xi, [ii] & 114 pages. Illustrated with facsimiles & mathematical formulas. There is some light staining & some pencil markings to the bottom edge of the book. The fore-edge is very lightly foxed with a small stain at its lower end. Very good in a good dust wrapper.
A translation with an introduction and notes by Martin Levey and Marvin Petruck of the "Kitab fi usul hisab al-hind" by the Persian astronomer and mathematician Kushyar Ibn Labban. This treatise is here described as the oldest surviving mathematical text in Arabic using Hindu numerals. Kushyar was writing in the late tenth and early eleventh centuries. Dust jacket present. First Edition.