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Are there any English language (or perhaps German, Dutch or French, but preferably English) translations of Luca Pacioli's 1494 (or later edition) "Summa de arithmetica"? They do not have to be in print or of recent times, but just anyone in existence.

Beware that there are a lot of translations of only the double-entry bookkeeping part of the Summa which do not include the rest of the 600-page work. I can only guess why this is.

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If you read French, you will probably have no big difficulty with Latin. Here is a recent edition:

Summa de arithmetica, geometria, proportioni et proportionalità, hg. Enrico Giusti, Abrizzi, Venedig 1994, ISBN 88-317-6008-4 (Nachdruck der Erstausgabe Paganinis, Venedig 1494).

There is a Russian translation:

Пачоли Л. Трактат о счетах и записях / Под ред. Я. В. Соколова. — М.: Финансы и статистика, 1994.

For another book of Pacioli, English, Italian and Russian translations seem to exist:

Engl. Divine Proportion, Norwalk, CT 2001;

Ital. Übers. Andrea Masini, in: Arnaldo Bruschi u.a. (Hgg.): Scritti rinascimentali di architettura, Mailand 1978, S. 23-244.

Rus. Лука Пачоли. О божественной пропорции. Репринт изд. 1508. С приложением перевода А. И. Щетникова. М.: Фонд «Русский авангард», 2007.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank-you for your answer. The original language of the Summa is not Latin however, but Italian (Tuscan dialect). Interesting that there would be a Russian translation, but no English, German, Dutch or French. Sadly I know no Russian. Beware that there are a lot of translations of only the double-entry bookkeeping part of the Summa which do not include the rest of the 600 page work. I can only guess why this is. $\endgroup$
    – Jori
    Apr 27 '16 at 21:24
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    $\begingroup$ Soviet Union translated more mathematical books than all European+American countries combined. $\endgroup$ Apr 28 '16 at 20:40

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