College News and Departmental Notes: Mathematics
by Departmental notes - 1921
One of the most notable of the recent publications of the College staff has just been issued from the press of Ginn and Company. It is the Sumario Compendioso of Juan Diez, the first work on mathematics printed in the New World, and, indeed, the first printed outside of Europe. It is translated and edited by Professor David Eugene Smith and is an important contribution to the history of American education. It became necessary, in order to issue the work at all, to publish it in an Údition de luxe, limited to only one hundred and eighty-four copies for sale. This, however, will permit of its finding place in the leading educational libraries of the country. As a piece of bookmaking it is an example of the best work of one of the leading presses. It is printed on hand-made paper, is appropriately bound with a vellum back, and is enclosed in a special holder. The thanks of those who are interested in the history of education in general, in American scholarship in particular, and in fine bookmaking, are due to the publishers, to an anonymous benefactor who assisted by defraying part of the financial loss, to Professor Smith for his labor, and to Miss Marcial Dorado for her assistance in the translation.
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