The strength of those who have gone before should not be gleaned solely from histories
or random quotations.
True inspiration and power lie in the original works.
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I think what you are doing is wonderful. If I had read about it before seeing the
books, I would have wondered whether I wouldn't rather have photographic copies of
the original editions, but actually handling these made me really want them. I think
what is apparent, and what makes them so desirable, is the obvious care taken over
the work: if these were hastily or sloppily done they wouldn't appeal at all, but
they are so clearly a labour of love that I think everyone will want them.
Professor Tony Mann (University of Greenwich)
The books arrived yesterday. I think they are amazing. The quality of the reproduction
is perfect and they are very nicely bound. Congratulations and keep up the good work.
John Denniss (Historian and collector of Early English arithmetic texts)
The parcel of your publications arrived today — they look absolutely fantastic. I'm
sure that the introductory notes will also prove to be very useful to readers.
Gareth Roberts (Emeritus Professor, Bangor University)
The Grounde of Artes (Robert Recorde)
I have received the facsimile copy of Robert Recorde's The Grounde of Artes — and
very wonderful it is too. An excellent and well made reproduction that has the enormous
merit of not trying to look falsely antique and yet conveys perfectly the text of
the original with great clarity.
Richard Simpson (Mathematics Teacher)
The Grounde of Artes is an amazing facsimile of one of the earliest arithmetic texts
in English. Until now, it has been available to researchers and the curious student
in the form of microfilm copies in major university libraries. The reader also, thanks
to Thomas Gordon Roberts, learns a great deal about early printing methods, as well
as the life of the polymath Robert Recorde. Amazing!
Arthur C. Howard (Amazon Reviewer)
The book is great--for a certain kind of reader. I found this book to be amazing.
I must admit, the sixteenth century typesetting took a little getting used to, but
the material is wonderful. Personally, I have training in reading old typography
and old languages, so it was easy for me. As a student of the history of the English
language, a student of mathematics history and a mathematics educator, I found a
wealth of valuable information and a fun read.
Michael McConnell on April 30, 2015 (Amazon Reviewer)
Railway Signalling in the Mechanical Era (Leonard P. Lewis)
I'm really pleased with this book. A comprehensive and explicit work covering a wide
range of railway mechanical signalling. I was particularly interested in signalling
schemes, and this book provides an excellent overview.
Eric (London) on 3 May 2015 (Amazon Reviewer)
What you get is what is written on the cover. A superb book if you wish to learn
about railway signalling. This is an early twentieth century book now produced in
twenty first century style. Plans, diagrams and drawings are easy to read and colour
enhances them. This is a very informative book.
Anthony W Brown on 14 Sep 2015 (Amazon Reviewer)
Excellent book giving good coverage of the subject.
Dave on 19 Feb 2015 (Amazon Reviewer)
Great historical signalling and track work reference. Probably the best reference
on this subject that I have seen. Because it's a reprint rather than a new work,
then the historical accuracy can be taken as good. The diagrams have been revised
to great effect.
By Rob Smart on 15 October 2015 (Amazon Reviewer)
All About Traditional British Railway Mechanical Signals and Associated Equipment.
A very detailed and informative book - interesting for the railway signalling enthusiast
particularly in regard to mechanical signals. A must for anyone involved with signals
on a preserved or heritage railway.
Amazon Customer on May 8, 2016
The Whetstone of Witte (Robert Recorde)
The Whetstone of Witte is an amazing facsimile of one of the earliest arithmetic
treasures of the English speaking world. Until now, it has been available to researchers
and the curious student in the form of microfilm copies in major university libraries.
The reader also, thanks to Gordon Roberts, learns a great deal about early printing
methods, as well as the life of the polymath Robert Recorde. Amazing!
Arthur C. Howard (Amazon Reviewer)
A Description of the Admirable Table of Logarithmes (John Napier)
I would just like to compliment you on the superb facsimile of Napier’s A Description
of the Admirable Table of Logarithmes translated by Wright (bought in paperback from
Amazon). It is a fitting tribute to the 400th Anniversary in 2014 of their first
publication in Latin in 1614. Some facsimiles of old books by other publishers are
poor but this shows what can be done with care and attention.
David Walker (eMail to the Publisher)
Robert Recorde - Tudor Scholar and Mathematician (Gordon Roberts)
(This) book gave me a delightful read. I just read it from cover to cover ... the
flow of the story was great, much aided by the way in which (it) introduced context.
I was very taken with (the) reference to what made up a printed book. Not too many
readers would have known beforehand that most books were bought and sold unbound,
which affected both price and durability.
Jack Williams (Author of Robert Recorde - Tudor Polymath, Expositor and Practitioner
(This book) is a veritable tour de force and a real pleasure to read. (The) commitment
to putting the ‘Recorde’ straight is quite remarkable ... ensuring its accessibility
to a wide audience.
Gareth Roberts (Editor of Robert Recorde - The Life and Times of a Tudor Mathematician)