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Topic: Bachet's edition of Diophantus
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Herbert Kasube

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Bachet's edition of Diophantus
Posted: Dec 14, 1998 1:39 PM
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Jim Propp asked ...
> What would be the best way to get a photograph of the page of Bachet's
> edition of Diophantus' Arithmetica that contains Problem 8 of Book II?
> I don't recall seeing this in any of the books on Fermat's Last Theorem
> that I've read.
> Does anyone even know of any libraries that have a copy of Bachet?

If I'm not mistaken, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC has a copy
of Bachet's text. It seems like I saw it in their Rare Book Room a couple
of summers ago.


Herb Kasube
Department of Mathematics
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625

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