Lot 100: HILBERT, David (1862–1943). The Foundations of Geometry, translated by E. J. Townsend. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1902. 8vo. 12-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end (occasional spotting). Original red cloth gilt (light water staining to upper board, offsetting red colouring to front pastedown and very lightly to front endpaper). FIRST ENGISH EDITION of an important work by the renowned and hugely influential German mathematician. The original monograph, based on his Hilbert's lecture notes prepared when he was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Gottingen, was first published (in German) in 1899. This was quickly followed by an authorised French edition, incorporating some revisions which make it essentially a second edition, and an English edition in 1902, the latter translation incorporating the changes made in the French translation. With 4 other books of related interest. (5)

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Description: HILBERT, David (1862–1943). The Foundations of Geometry, translated by E. J. Townsend. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1902. 8vo. 12-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end (occasional spotting). Original red cloth gilt (light water staining to upper board, offsetting red colouring to front pastedown and very lightly to front endpaper). FIRST ENGISH EDITION of an important work by the renowned and hugely influential German mathematician. The original monograph, based on his Hilbert's lecture notes prepared when he was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Gottingen, was first published (in German) in 1899. This was quickly followed by an authorised French edition, incorporating some revisions which make it essentially a second edition, and an English edition in 1902, the latter translation incorporating the changes made in the French translation. With 4 other books of related interest. (5)
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