G.H. Hardy: A mathematician’s apology (1940)


Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. WP: “One of the best insights into the mind of a working mathematician written for the layperson.””The argument that mathematics has value independent of possible applications. Hardy located this value in the beauty of mathematics, and gave some examples of and criteria for mathematical beauty. The book also includes a brief autobiography, and gives the layman an insight into the mind of a working mathematician.”. 1st ed.

Condition: Used – Good. Spine board loose, boards worn, inside front inscribed P.A. Tangye April 18th 1955, foxing on inside front/back covers, pages and binding good. ISBN: none. Box MC06

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From the library of the archaeologist Arthur ApSimon (1927-2019). Reminiscences and obituaries in Salon (Society of Antiquaries), Mike Pitts’ Digging Deeper, Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelæological Society, Cornish Archaeology (paywall).

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A watercolour of Stonehenge by the young Arthur ApSimon.