The Mathematical Principles of Geography. Together with: Dialling, or the Art of drawing Dials on all sorts of Planes whatsoever


Verlag: London: Printed by J. Nourse, 1770, 1770
Verkäufer Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB (Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, Vereinigtes Königreich)

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First Edition. 2 titles bound in 1 in contempoprary full calf with gilt underlined raised bands and red title label to spine, speckled edges. Complete with 22 folding plates, 4 to the first work and 18 to the second. Rubbed to extremities, joints starting, corners worn. Lacking flyleaf. Charles Pinney bookplate to paste down. Internally clean and sound. A superb copy of this uncommon book, printed the year Cook landed in Australia. The first work is in 3 parts and contains: I. An Account of the various Properties and Affections of the Earth and Sea; with a Description of the several Parts thereof. And a Table of the Latitude and Longitude of Places. II. The Use of the Artificial or Terrestrial Globe, in solving Problems. III. The Principles of Spherical and Spheroidical Sailing; with the Solution of the Several Cases in Numbers, by the Common tables, according to the Sheroidical Figure of the Earth. The second work is also in 3 parts, being: I. The fundamental Principles of Dialling. II. The Practice of Dialling, illustrated on all kinds of Planes. III. Of describing the common Furniture of Dials; and the Construction of some useful Dials of other kind. William Emerson (14 May 1701 - 20 May 1782), English mathematician, was born at Hurworth, near Darlington, where his father, Dudley Emerson, also a mathematician, taught a school. Unsuccessful as a teacher, he devoted himself entirely to studious retirement, and published many works which are singularly free from errata. In mechanics he never advanced a proposition which he had not previously tested in practice, nor published an invention without first proving its effects by a model. He was skilled in the science of music, the theory of sounds, and the ancient and modern scales; but he never attained any excellence as a performer. He died on 20 May 1782 at his native village. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 33450

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Titel: The Mathematical Principles of Geography. ...

Verlag: London: Printed by J. Nourse, 1770

Erscheinungsdatum: 1770

Einband: Hardcover

Auflage: 1st Edition


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