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Lot #    8715
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 1:39:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Kelil ha-Heshbon
Title (Hebrew)    כליל החשבון
Author    [Algebra - First Ed.] David Friesenhausen
City    Berlin
Publisher    Hanoh Ne'arim
Publication Date    1796
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. 128, [1] [3 foldout charts] ff., 181:104 mm., light age and damp staining, old hands and stamps on title. A very good copy loose in the original boards, split.
          
Detailed
Description
   David b. Meir ha-Kohen Friesenhausen, Bavarian mathematician; born at Friesenhausen about the middle of the eighteenth century; lived at Berlin, and later at Hunfalu and Ujhely, Hungary; died at Gyula-Fehérvá March 23, 1828. Till the age of thirty he occupied himself with the study of the Talmud. Then he spent ten years in studying algebra, astronomy, mechanics, and optics, and wrote essays on these sciences. He wrote: "Kelil ha-Heshbon," a Hebrew manual of algebra and geometry, Berlin, 1796; "Mosedot Tebel," a treatise on astronomy, in which he explains the Copernican system. This work, published in Vienna, 1820, contains also a proof for the eleventh axiom of Euclid and a testament to his children. Friesenhausen was the first to advocate the establishment of a rabbinical seminary in Hungary, and for this purpose prepared a plan which he submitted to the prince palatine Josef as early as 1806.
          
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Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0159555; JE
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Math
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica