Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1938. First Edition. An exceptional copy of this first edition book in the original dust jacket. Inner hinges repaired and a previous owner's namestamp on front pastedown and fore-edge, otherwise internally clean. Very Good + dust jacket price-clipped at the lower edge of the front flap, minor chips and tears at the rear panel, spine a bit toned. Housed in a custom three-quarter leather clamshell box.
Hardy was a scholar of international renown, standing out among the leaders of mathematical analysis and responsible for introducing English mathematicians to the great advances in functional theory being made around the world. Notably, he was the mentor of the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. Despite a lack of formal training, Ramanujan came to Cambridge to work with Hardy over the course of five years. The present work was produced almost two decades after this partnership, and it remains one of the most influential and widely used introductory texts in the field of number theory. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #2392)