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|I.||De Thiende, Preserved copies, reprints and translations||7|
|II.||Biography and bibliography on Simon Stevin||12|
|III.||The Contents of De Thiende||19|
|Facsimile of De Thiende, 1585||37|
This is volume XV of the series: DUTCH CLASSICS ON HISTORY OF SCIENCE
which is published under the supervision of the Netherlands Society for the History of Medicine Mathematics and Exact Sciences.
The facsimile of Simon Stevin's De Thiende (1585) was made after the copy in the Municipal Library in Rotterdam. In the last line of page 26 this copy has the right correction ② for what has been printed as ①. The facsimile of the Extract vande Privilegie, missing in the copy in Rotterdam, was made after the copy in the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp. The portrait facing the title was made after a picture in the University Library, Leyden.
The introduction was written by A.J.E.M. Smeur.
Printing of the facsimile: Academische Pers N.V., Amsterdam.
Printing of the introduction: N.V. Drukkerij Trio, The Hague
The present edition - limited to fivehundred copies - is published by B. DE GRAAF Nieuwkoop (Holland) 1965 All rights reserved