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180: Dover Science, part III

June 2, 2014

This week’s covers are from Dover Math books I’ve found over the past six months at Book Thug Nation bookstore. You can see the last two posts about Dover books HERE. Many have strong geometrical patterns on the covers, extremely eye catching, but I don’t have much else to say about them, so I’ll stay out of the way this week, and let the cover’s speak for themselves…
 

 

 
I think Dickson’s Introduction to the Theory of Numbers is my favorite of this lot. It’s got the collage elements, the under-used black and yellow duotones, and the great quilt of threes…
 

 
I guess Lewis Carroll, author of Through the Looking Glass/Adventures of Alice in Wonderland wrote a number of math-related books, which were republished in the 50s and 60s by Dover.
 

 
An Investigation of the Laws of Thought seems to be the runt of the litter, with little going on design wise. Not much going on with the Textbook of Algebra, either, but the overprint is nice.
 

 

 
 
Here’s an incomplete bibliography of the Dover books featured over the three blog posts:
W.S. Andrews, Magic Squares and Cubes (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1960). Cover design by J. Lloyd Dixon.
Alfred Jules Ayer, Language, Truth, and Logic (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., n.d.). Cover design unattributed.
Roberto Bonola, Non-Euclidean Geometry (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1955). Cover design by J. Lloyd Dixon.
George Boole, An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., n.d.). Cover design unattributed.
Henry Bowers and Joan E. Bowers, Arithmetical Excursions: An Enrichment of Elementary Mathematics (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1961). Cover design unattributed.
Norman Campbell, What is Science? (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1952). Cover design unattributed.
Lewis Carroll, Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1958). Cover design unattributed.
Lewis Carroll, Pillow Problems and A Tangled Tale (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1958). Cover design unattributed.
Cennino d’Andrea Cennini, The Craftsman’s Handbook, “Il Linro dell’ Arte” (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., n.d.). Cover design unattributed.
G. Chrystal, Textbook of Algebra (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., n.d.). Cover design unattributed.
Leonard Eugene Dickson, Introduction to the Theory of Numbers (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1957). Cover design by J. Lloyd Dixon.
Enrico Fermi, Thermodynamics (New York: Dover, 1956). Cover design unattributed.
William Gilbert, De Magnete (New York: Dover, 1958). Cover design unattributed.
Banesh Hoffmann, The Strange Story of the Quantum: An Account for the general reader of the growth of ideas underling our present atomic knowledge (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1960; 2nd ed.). Cover design by Edmund Gillon.
Edward Hubble, The Realm of the Nebulae (New York: Dover, 1958). Cover design by Menten Inc.
William James, The Principles of Psychology, vol. 1 (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1950). Cover design unattributed.
Konrad Knopp, Infinite Sequences and Series (New York: Dover, 1956). Cover design by Poznanski.
Ernst Mach, The Analysis of Sensations (New York: Dover, 1959). Cover design unattributed.
Philip Morrison and Emily Morrison, eds., Charles Babbage and his Calculating Engines: Selected Writings by Charles Babage and Others (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1961). Cover design by Geoffrey K. Mawby.
Lewis Mumford, The Brown Decades 1865–1895, second edition (New York: Dover Publications, 1955). Cover design by Parker.
I.P. Pavlov, Conditioned Reflexes (New York: Dover, 1960). Cover design unattributed.
Bertrand Russell, Foundations of Geometry (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1956). Cover design unattributed.
Frances Sales Meyer, Handbook of Ornament (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1957). Cover design unattributed.
René Vallery-Radot, The Life of Pasteur (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., n.d.). Cover design unattributed.
Hermann Weyl, The Theory of Groups and Quantum Mechanics (New York: Dover, n.d.). Cover design by J. Lloyd Dixon.

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