Mathematical Treasures - The Grounde of Artes by Robert Recorde

Frank J. Swetz and Victor J. Katz


Title page

This is the title page of Robert Recorde's The Grounde of Artes (1543), which deals with the elements of arithmetic.



On this reverse of the title page, there is a poem by John Dee (1527-1609) dealing with arithmetic.


Dialogue outline

On this page there is an outline of the first dialogue in this book. (Recorde wrote his book in the form of a dialogue between student and master.) This dialogue deals with some of the elements of arithmetic, including the basic operations and the use of the rule of three (or the Golden rule).

Page from Ground of Arts

A page dealing with various "rules of practice" in arithmetic.

Index to Mathematical Treasures