Johnson, V. E.
The Uses and Triumphs of Mathematics: Its Beauties and Attractions Popularly Treated in the Language of Everyday Life
London: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, 1889. First edition. Deep red cloth 8vo, 144pp. Binding has some give with cocked spine, but remains solid. Some rubbing to extremities and fraying at the spine ends, but still an attractive copy in Very Good condition. A rare copy of this poetical appreciation (and lament) of mathematics: "And the lesson of modern science has been, in one sense, a negative one, for it has revealed to man his utter insignificance in the infinities by which he is surrounded..." Heavily quotes Emerson, Shelley, and other fine Romantics.