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Letter from the Editor of LEME

Today our host the University of Toronto Library, our publisher the University of Toronto Press, and myself as Editor release the second edition of the LEME website. It hopes to meet expectations that advancing standards and technology have created in the past twelve years. Read more

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Logarithmication, is the working of an Analogy by Logarithms, without having regard to the old laborious way of the naturall Sines, and Tangents; we say likewise Logarithmicall and Logarithmically, for Logarithmeticall and Logarithmetically; for by the syncopising of et; the pronunciation of those words is made to the eare more pleasant: a priviledge warranted by all the dialects of the Greek, and other the most refined Languages in the world.
Thomas Urquhart, The Trissotetras (1645)
James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece

James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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