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The Principles and Practice of the Chinese Abacus by Lau Chung

L.E. Jones

This 318 page book has a rust-coloured cover. This book is in the memory of Prof. L.W. MacDonald, Head of Mathematics Department from 1911 to 1941 at Lingnan Universtiy, China. The introductions are by Frank Hawthorne, Supervisor of Mathematics Education at The University of the State of New York (August 28, 1958) and by E.S, Kirby, Head of Department of Economics and Political Science of The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. September 18, 1958.

According to the author, this book is to accompany three hours of classroom teaching and has been arranged to suit that purpose.

Book Published by Lau Chung Him and Co., authorized auditors, Hong Kong. First edition, printed by the Kai Ming Press, Hong Kong.

Accession Number: 2010.lej.44

Alternative Name: Book

Primary Materials: Paper

Markings: Old Inventory Number = 44.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 1.5, Width = 13.5, Length = 19


To teach the principles and use of the abacus.


Fair: Somewhat worn out; the pages have yellowed.

Associated Instruments:


Lau Chung Him & Co, 39 Connaught Road, central, Hong Kong

Date of Manufacture: 1958


From the personal collection of L. E. Jones.

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