|This volume, first published in 1908, is an encyclopedia and bibliography for rare and ancient mathematical texts. It offers brief descriptions, when possible, of the works listed and includes illustrations and diagrams of related materials when possible. Listings are by author's name, with an index of subjects at the end.
This book is intended for serious scholars of mathematics who need a reference guide to obscure texts.
New York lawyer and mathematician DAVID EUGENE SMITH (1860-1944) authored a number of books while a professor of mathematics at Columbia University, including The Teaching of Elementary Mathematics (1900), A History of Japanese Mathematics (1914), and History of Modern Mathematics (1896).