An introduccion for to lerne to rekyn with the pen, with the Counters. St. Albans

Item date: 1537
Grant Value: 10,000
Item cost: 97,500
Item cost pre-decimal: NULL
Item date acquired: 2005
Item institution: British Library
Town/City: London
London borough: LB Camden

This is the earliest surviving mathematical book in English. It consists of 144 unnumbered leaves and contains 11 woodcut illustrations of the counters used to help with calculations. It is the only known complete copy of the 1537 edition. Eight succeeding editions have survived.