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Author: Record, Robert, 1510?-1558.
Title: The grounde of artes teaching the perfect vvorke and practise of arithmetike, both in whole nu[m]bers and fractions, after a more easie ane exact sort, than hitherto hath bene set forth. Made by M. Robert Recorde, D. in Physick, and afterwards augmented by M. Iohn Dee. And now lately diligently corrected, [and] beautified with some new rules and necessarie additions: and further endowed with a thirde part, of rules of practize, abridged into a briefer methode than hitherto hath bene published: with diverse such necessary rules, as are incident to the trade of merchandize. Whereunto are also added diuers tables [and] instructions ... By Iohn Mellis of Southwark, scholemaster.
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Print source: The grounde of artes teaching the perfect vvorke and practise of arithmetike, both in whole nu[m]bers and fractions, after a more easie ane exact sort, than hitherto hath bene set forth. Made by M. Robert Recorde, D. in Physick, and afterwards augmented by M. Iohn Dee. And now lately diligently corrected, [and] beautified with some new rules and necessarie additions: and further endowed with a thirde part, of rules of practize, abridged into a briefer methode than hitherto hath bene published: with diverse such necessary rules, as are incident to the trade of merchandize. Whereunto are also added diuers tables [and] instructions ... By Iohn Mellis of Southwark, scholemaster.
Record, Robert, 1510?-1558., Dee, John, 1527-1608,, Mellis, John, fl. 1588,

[London]: Imprinted by I. Harrison, and H. Bynneman, Anno Dom. 1582.
Alternate titles: Ground of artes Ground of artes.
Notes:
"The thirde parte or addition to this book .. set foorth by Iohn Mellis scholemaster" has a divisional title page.
With a final errata leaf.
Signatures: A-2X 2Y.
Reproduction of the original in the Cambridge University Library.
Subject terms:
Arithmetic -- Early works to 1900.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A10530.0001.001

Contents
title page
to the reader
To the Right worshipfull M. ROBERT FORTH Doctor of Law, and one of the Maisters of the Queenes Ma∣iesties high Court of Chauncerie.
TO THE MOSTE mightie Prince Edwarde the sixt, by the grace of God King of Englande, Fraunce, and Irelande. &c.
TO THE LOVING Reader. The Preface of Maister Ro: RECORD.
Here folovveth a Table of al the Contents of this Booke.
The Contents of the firste Dialogue containeth the Declaration of the profite of Arithmetike.
The second Dialogue containeth
The Contents of the third Addition to this Booke.
A Collection of suche Tables as are contai∣ned in this Treatise.
text
A dialogue betwene THE MAYSTER and the Scholer, teaching the Arte and vse of Arithmetike with penne.
NVMERATION.
ADDITION.
SVBTRACTION.
MVLTIPLICATION.
DIVISION.
REDVCTION.
The valew of English Coynes.
Of siluer coines currant in this Realme
PROGRESSION.
THE GOLDEN Rule.
The Questions be these.
The Rule of 3 compound of 5 numbers.
The Rule of Felowship.
The second Dialogue. The accompting by Counters.
ADDITION.
SVBTRACTION.
MVLTIPLICA∣TION.
DIVISION.
Marchantes vse.
Auditours Accompt.
THE ARTE OF NVM∣bring on the hande.
¶THE SECONDE part of the Arithmetike touching Fractions, brief∣lie set forth.
NVMERATION.
MVLTIPLICATION.
DIVISION.
REDVCTION.
MVLTIPLICATION.
DIVISION.
ADDITION.
SVBTRACTION.
THE GOLDEN Rule.
The Rule of Alligation.
The rule of Falsehode.
dialogue 3
title page
The firste Chapter of this Addition entreateth of briefe Rules, called Rules of Practize, with diuerse necessarie questions pro∣fitable, not onlie for Merchaunts, but also for all other occu∣piers whatsoeuer.
The second Chapiter entreateth of the Re∣duction of diuers measures to others valewe by Rules of Practise.
The thirde Chapiter treateth of the order and worke of the Rule of three in broken Numbers, after the trade of Merchants, digressing some∣thing from Master Records, which is comprehen∣ded in 3 Rules.
In setting downe the Question to per∣forme the worke I turne 4 d into the part of s.
Notes vpon my second Rule for two Fractions cōming in the second and third place.
The same question wrought again but 2 s 6 d: is now conuerted into the parts of a lb, and standeth thus:
Now my second example shal be the proofe of this question.
The fourth Chapiter treateth of Loste and Gaine, in the trade of Merchandise.
Yet an other Branch or proofe vpon the same first Question.
A Branch or Proofe out of this Question.
Yet an other Branch or Proofe of the first Question.
The fifth Chapiter entreateth of Losse and Gaine vppon Time, wrought by the double Rule of three: or by the Rule of three composed, whiche is contained in foure speciall selected braunches or questi∣ons of diuers formes, eche one of them springing from the firste questi∣on, and eache one of them also beeing a proofe to other, &c.
The sixth Chapiter entreateth of Rules of Payment, which is a right ne∣cessary Rule, & one of the chiefest handmaids that attendeth vpon buying and selling, &c.
The seuenth Chapter entreateth of buying and selling in the trade of Mar∣chandise, wherin is taken part readie money, and diuerse dayes of pay∣ments giuen for the rest: & what is won or lost in the 100 lb▪ for∣bearance for 12 monthes more or lesse according to the quantitie of mo∣ney, or proportion of time &c.
Briefe Rules for our hundreth waight here at London which is after 11 lb for the C.
The eight Chapter entreateth of tares and allowances of merchandise solde by waight, and of losses and gaines therin &c.
The ninth Chapter treateth of lengthes and breadthes of Arras, and other clothes with o∣ther questions incident vnto length and breadth.
The tenth Chapter entreateth of the reducing of the Pawnes of Geanes into Englishe yeardes.
The eleauenth Chapiter entrea∣teth of Rules of Loane and Interest, with certaine necessarie Que∣stions and Proofes inci∣dent thervnto, &c.
Two other Braunches yet more for Proofe out of the same Questions.
Againe, foure other selected questions of Loane and Interest, all out of one braunch, and eche one also a necessarie Question, and a particular proofe to other.
A third question and Proofe also wrought by the backer rule of 5 Numbers.
A fourth deriued question out of this branch which is a Proofe of this last, and also of the other two going before.
The tvvelfth Chapter treateth of the making of Factors which is ta∣ken in twoo sortes.
The thirtenth Chapter entreateth of Rules of Barter, and exchanging of Merchandise, which is distinct into 7 Rules, with diuerse other ne∣cessarie Questions inci∣dent therevnto.
1. Rule.
2. Rule.
3. Rule.
4. Rule.
5. Rule.
6. Rule.
7. Rule.
The fourteenth Chapter entrea∣teth of Exchaunging of money from one place to an other.
The fifteenth Chapter entreateth of the saide 6 Rules of breuitie, and of valuation of English, Flemish, and French money, and how ech of them may easilie bee brought to others value.
How brieflie to reduce lb, s, and d Fle∣mish, into lb, s, and d Englishe, Sterling.
To reduce lb s. and d. ster. into lb s d flem.
A briefe Reduction of lb s and d French, into lb s and d Flemish.
To reduce lb, s and d Sterling, into lb s and d French or Tournois.
To reduce lb s and d fren. into lb s d ster.
The sixteenth Chapter contay∣neth a declaration of the valuation and diuersitie of coines of most places of Chri∣stendome for traffique: And the manner of exchaunge in those places from one ci∣tie or towne to an other, whiche knowne is righte necessarie for Merchauntes, by meanes whereof they doe finde the gaine or losse vpon the exchaunge.
The exchaunge of Lyons at sun∣drie places.
Chaunges at Naples and other Townes.
Chaunge of Venice to other places.
Of the Pair or Pari.
The seuenteenth Chapter contei∣neth also a declaration of the diuersitie of the waightes and measures of moste places of Christendome for traffique. At the ende of whiche discourse are two tables, the one for waighte, and the other for measure, proportionate and reduced to an equalitie of our Englishe measure and waighte, by the aide whereof the ingenious may ea∣silye by the Rule of three, conuerte the one into the other at their pleasure &c.
Antwerpe.
Lions.
Roan.
Noremburge.
Lisbone.
Ciuill.
Venice.
Florence.
Lucque.
Aquila.
Valentia.
Dansicke.
Toulouse.
Geanes.
The eightenth Chapter treateth of Sportes and pastimes, done by Number.
An other kinde of Diuination to tell youre frend, how many pence, or single peeces, reckoning them one with an other, hee hath in his purse, or should thinke in his minde.
Another Diuination of a number vpon the casting of two Dice.
I. D. To the earnest Arith∣metician.
to the reader
Faults escaped in the Printing, which I desire thee good Reader to correct with thy penne, for thine owne ease and benefit.