Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Instruction dans l’Arithmetique arithmetic instruction book, ca. 1650



Collection Summary

Title: Instruction dans l’Arithmetique, arithmetic instruction book
Dates: ca. 1650
Abstract: Arithmetic instruction book written in French from the first half of the seventeenth century. It consists of 284 pages written in calligraphy and ornamented with colored drawings. It was probably written for the instruction of a Prince of Orange.
Identification: MS 227
Quantity: 0.25 lin. ft. (1bound volume)
Language: Material is written in French.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

The name of the House of Orange-Nassau was adopted by René of Châlon, the son of Hendrik III of Nassau-Breda from Germany, and and Claudia of Châlon-Orange from French Burgundy. René of Châlon’s nephew, William I, became his successor and also made the House of Orange-Nassau an important political family in the Netherlands. William I organized a revolt against Spanish rule of the Netherlands, which eventually led to Dutch independence. Princes of Orange from that era include Prince Philip William, Maurice, Frederick Henry, Willem II, William II of England, and John William Friso.


Scope and Contents

Textbook of arithmetic instruction written in French ca. 1650, probably for the instruction of a Prince of Orange. Contents include chapters on currency, bookkeeping, and interest. Also included are approximately twenty small hand-colored illustrations throughout the book, mainly of fruits, plants, and birds.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from this volume must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Orange-Nassau, House of
Subjects
Textbooks
Arithmetic -- Study and teaching -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Subjects (Places)
Netherlands -- Kings and rulers

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Instruction dans l’Arithmetique, arithmetic instruction book, ca. 1650, MS 227, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Purchased March 17, 1931 by the Rice Institute.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Instruction dans l’Arithmetique, arithmetic instruction book

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1 Textbook of arithmetic instruction written in French ca. 1650, probably for the instruction of a Prince of Orange. Contents include chapters on currency, bookkeeping, and interest. Also included are approximately twenty small hand-colored illustrations throughout the book, mainly of fruits, plants, and birds.