This classic text was first published by the Toronto University Press in 1938 and a second edition by Springer-Verlag in 1982. Neither was obtainable in 1995, but ‘Tarquin Publications’ agreed to print and market a new edition if permission could be obtained from the surviving author to reprint it. Neither of the earlier editions was sufficiently clear to make a successful reprint by copying, so ‘Fortran Friends’ made a new one using the ‘Techwriter’ software and the program, !Stellate, to draw the diagrams. Tarquin Publications then published this new edition in 1999 with an appendix of photographs of some of Flather’s original card models taken in Cambridge.
Later, a few small errors were found in the diagrams of the the 3rd edition and the !Stellate software improved to correct these.
The following table lists the errors found. “Date” is the date when the error was first found. Although most of the plates show three solids, the errors reported here only cause small changes to one or two of them. It is simpler to present the corrections as whole pages which can then be printed and inserted into your copy of the book.
A PDF file of corrected pages can be found here (81K).
|2000||5||spelling mistake on first line|
|2008||13||spelling mistake on first line after table|
|2023||19||a '4' in figure 4 should be in bold font|
|2002||27||I||Solid: A was wrongly oriented|
|2002||32||region e1 now shaded in Fig. 6|
|2002||36||wrong subscripts on Fig. 7 legend|
|2008||47||XI||Solid: Ef2g2 had wrongly shaded faces|
|2002||51||XIII||Solids: e1f1g1 and De1f1g1 had incorrectly plotted faces|
|2002||53||XIV||Solid: e1f1g2 had incorrectly plotted faces|
|57||XVI|| Solid: De2f1
had incorrectly plotted faces|
Solid: Ef1 had the enantiomorphous version shown
|2008||59||XVII||Solid: Ef1g1 had incorrectly plotted faces|
|2008||60||XVIII||Solid: De2f1f2 had incorrectly plotted faces|
|2000||61||XIX||Solids: e2f1f2g1 and Ef1f2g1 had incorrectly plotted faces|
|2008||67||Symbols are Du Val’s, not Coxeter’s|
|2021||68||Flather’s model 3 has Du Val symbol D, not C|
‘Fortran Friends’ are grateful to Guy Inchbald and Mark Barry
who have pointed out more errors than we found in 2000.
Please notify us of any further errors you find using the address given here.
Page last updated 1 September 2023