古籍

澳門公共圖書館現藏有古籍約四萬冊,收藏1950年以前的中西文古籍。中文及西文古籍分別藏於何東圖書館和民政總署大樓圖書館。何東圖書館的“何東藏書樓”現藏有二萬多冊中文古籍,其中以近代著名藏書家劉承幹“嘉業堂”舊藏的十六種善本最重要。而在這十六種善本古籍中,以《翁方綱纂四庫提要稿》最為珍貴。民政總署大樓圖書館現藏有二萬多冊西文古籍,收藏16世紀至20世紀葡萄牙在遠東的歷史文獻,前葡屬各海外領地的法令文獻等。

古籍推介

第 106 期
書籍/報刊/視聽資料名稱:Tables of interest, at 3, 4, 4 1/2, and 5 per cent.: from L. 1 to L. 20.000, and from 1 do 365 days, in a regular progression of single days, which is an advantage not to be found in any other book of the kind: also tables, at all the above rates, from 1 to 12 months, and from 1 to 10 years, and tables, shewing the exchange on bills, or commission on goods, etc. from 1/8 to 3 per cent to which is prefixed, a table of discount on bills at a certain numbers of days or months.
編著者:by John Thomson
出版社:Edinburgh: Printed for W. Greech and C. Elliot, and London: Dilly and G. G. J. and J. Robison, 1786
館藏地:民政總署大樓圖書館
簡介:

Tables of interest, at 3, 4, 4 1/2, and 5 per cent. 為本館館藏中最古舊的英文書。在沒有計數機和電腦的年代,很多商業的計算是要靠運算表協助。本古籍的運算表又細分為利息表、佣金表、折扣表、收支表;日薪、週薪、月薪和年薪表等。本書的編著者John Thomson (1733?-1807 ) 所編的運算表自 1775年出版後,也不斷修改,雖然仍有少許絕對誤差,但相對誤差則無,準確度雖然未達百分之百,但是可信度已相當高。到1786年已修訂四次,其計算出來的平均值相當接近真值,結果更加準確,運用更加靈活。

為確保本書數據的準確性,作者John Thomson 在書名頁後面背書了他的親筆簽名,並註明:The warranted Correctness and established Character of the Author’s Books, induce him to inform the Public, that no Copy of any of them is genuine but what is signed by his own Hand, as under.

參考網址:

Gale Cengage Learning.the Bibliographical Society and the University of Cambridge  2016.11.23 下載自 〈https://fleuron.lib.cam.ac.uk/author/thomson-john〉