Women and Science

Logsdon, Mayme Irwin | Elementary Mathematical Analysis

  • A very attractive set of this uncommon mathematical textbook by the first woman to receive tenure in the University of Chicago mathematics department, Mayme Irwin Logsdon (1881-?).

    “Mayme Logsdon returned to school after the death of her husband and earned all of her degrees from the University of Chicago. After teaching for four years at Hastings College, she returned to Chicago, where she advanced to associate professor. She remained at that rank for sixteen years without being promoted to professor. In 1946, she took a job as professor at the University of Miami and remained there until retirement [in 1961]. She was a dean of the College of Chicago from 1922 to 1925 and was an International education Board Fellow in Rome from 1924 to 1925. She was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Mathematical Society, and the Mathematical Association. Her research interests were algebraic geometry and the problems of mathematics teaching.” (Ogilvie, Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science, p. 800).

    Logsdon wrote two textbooks for undergraduates, the present set and A Mathematician Explains (University of Chicago Press, 1936), and she served as the PhD adviser for four students at Chicago.

  • ...with Tables. Volume I [&] Volume II. New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1932 & 1933.

    2 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, borders to boards blocked in blind. Bookplate of John Hubley Schall, Jr. in volume I. Light rubbing to the extremities, a few small spots to the cloth of volume I. An excellent, fresh set.