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BY THOMAS LUND, B.D.,
LATE FELLOW AND SADLERIAN LECTURER OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED AT THE PITT PRESS,
BY JOHN W. PARKER, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY.

SOLD BY
J. & J. J. DEIGHTON; AND T. STEVENSON, CAMBRIDGE;
W. BEMROSE, DERBY; AND BAILY BROTHERS,

CORNHILL, LONDON.

M.DCCC.XLV.

In this Edition a great portion of the supplementary matter, which before occupied the Appendices, is interspersed throughout the book, and is distinguished from Dr. Wood's text by being printed in a smaller type. Part II., on the General Theory of Equations, is entirely omitted, as it is a subject which does not now come before the student in his course of reading at so early a stage as it was formerly wont to do; and as modern discoveries have introduced a mode of treating it essentially different from that employed by Dr. Wood*. Other minor alterations have been made which it is not necessary to particularize : the whole work has been most carefully revised ; and very great pains have been taken to ensure correctness of printing. Many additions also have been made to the Collection of Examples in the Appendix.

The Editor is again indebted for much valuable counsel and assistance to the Rev. L. P. Baker, Rector of Medbourn, formerly Fellow of St. John's College, as well as to many other of his friends engaged in tuition, for which he begs to offer his best thanks; and he will always be happy to receive suggestions for the improvement of the book from those whom practical experience enables to form a correct judgment upon any subject of which it treats.

The following document, lately received from the University Press, is inserted here, both for the sake of preserving it as a matter of history, and also to denote the uniform estimation in which Dr. Wood's work has been held for the long period of 50 years :

First Edition of Wood's Algebra

A.D. 1795
Second Edition

A.D. 1798
Third Edition..

A.D. 1801
Fourth Edition

A.D. 1806
Fifth Edition

A.D. 1810
Sixth Edition

A.D. 1815
Seventh Edition.

A.D. 1820
Eighth Edition

A.D. 1825
Ninth Edition..

A.D. 1830
Tenth Edition of

A.D. 1835
Eleventh Edition with Mr. Lund's Additions A.D. 1841
Twelfth Edition Ditto

A.D. 1845

No. of Copies.

1,000 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000

T. L.

Morton Rectory, March 1, 1845.

* See Hymers' Treatise on the Theory of Equations. † To the last 400 copies of this Edition Mr. Lund's Appendix was annexed.

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