First published in 1976, this book has been widely acclaimed as a major and enlivening contribution to the history of mathematics. The updated and corrected paperback contains extracts from the original writings of mathematicians who contributed to the foundations of graph theory. The author's commentary links each piece historically and frames ...
First published in 1976, this book has been widely acclaimed as a major and enlivening contribution to the history of mathematics. The updated and corrected paperback contains extracts from the original writings of mathematicians who contributed to the foundations of graph theory. The author's commentary links each piece historically and frames the whole with explanations of the relevant mathematical terminology and notation.
Very Good. (Mine is the 1997 reprint, the year after the 1st publication 1n 1996. ) Book Tour: Board outer corners, little to no wear. DJ outer corners, 1/8"-1" wear/bends, blending to edge wear, and including 1/4"-3/4" tears at front bottom right. Book top/bottom spine, 1/8" wear; DJ top/bottom spine same. DJ spine faded, with wear/dirty spots showing along spine/faces margins. Board edges & faces clean, with little wear. DJ edges mostly 1/8"-1/4" wear, increasing to 3/4" at front bottom right. DJ faces have both some dirty & color-worn spots, and shelf wear. Page edges have numerous tiny dirty spots (worst on top). Several page faces have some dirty spots (mostly 1st/last sheets, but some sprinkled in-between). p1 has prize award certificate pasted to it (book was won by a high school math student in a competition). Page corners crisp. Fast, Professional Shipping w/ Tracking. "Best Descriptions, Toughest Grading! "
Good/Fair. Second Printing. Large Octavo. 239 pages with bibliographies and indexes. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Lower corners lightly bumped; light foxing on edges, especially on top; previous owner's name on front end sheet. Minor edgewear to jacket; ugly waterstain on rear jacket by flap hinge. Text is clean and binding is tight.
Second printing of this edition. Collects over thirty extracts from original writings of mathematicians who helped pioneer graph theory. Includes biographical and bibliographical information. Jacket illustration of a seventeenth-century map of Konigsberg. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Binding slightly cocked, faint foxing to the page edges, and rear board slightly warped. Light shelfwear to the top edge of the jacket, with faint foxing to the spine and folds, and a single short crease.
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