Cambridge: At the University Library, 1897. Dark blue cloth with gilt spine. Spine extremities lightly frayed, old bookplates and rubberstamps of Bedford College for Women on front pastedown and title-page. Aside from markings, a very good, tight copy, partially unopened. Large octavo. [xx], 684 pp. Item #14279
Baker (1866-1956) was a British mathematician who served as Lowndean professor of astronomy and geometry (1914–36). His principal interest was in the theory of algebraic functions and related topics, and later in partial differential equations (related to what would become known as solitons), and Lie groups. “His treatise contains a wealth of information, including many special (sometimes almost forgotten) results and examples which are again of great interest to geometers, analysts, and physicists” (Zentralblatt MATH Database 1931 – 2001).