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Dodson, James (d.1757)
THE CALCULATOR, BEING CORRECT AND NECESSARY TABLES FOR COMPUTATION, ADAPTED TO SCIENCE, BUSINESS, AND PLEASURE. LONDON: FOR JOHN WILCOX, AND JAMES DODSON, 1747
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2,0003,000
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Dodson, James (d.1757)
THE CALCULATOR, BEING CORRECT AND NECESSARY TABLES FOR COMPUTATION, ADAPTED TO SCIENCE, BUSINESS, AND PLEASURE. LONDON: FOR JOHN WILCOX, AND JAMES DODSON, 1747
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Dodson, James (d.1757)
THE CALCULATOR, BEING CORRECT AND NECESSARY TABLES FOR COMPUTATION, ADAPTED TO SCIENCE, BUSINESS, AND PLEASURE. LONDON: FOR JOHN WILCOX, AND JAMES DODSON, 1747
8vo (259 x 155mm.), woodcut headpiece and initials, contemporary English red goatskin, roll-tooled gilt border, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, lacking final leaf with advertisement, occasional light foxing
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Provenance

Earls of Macclesfield, bookplate and blind stamp on first two leaves, shelfmarks on flyleaves, sale in these rooms, 4 November 2004, lot 649, £1,800, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams D59; ESTC T96433; Wellcome ii, 476; Taylor, Hanoverian 249

Catalogue Note

The tables contained in this volume range from simple interest to logarithm tables, and include calculations for annuities, comparative weights and measures as well as sines and tangents.

This roll-tooled border also appears on another Macclesfield book, now in the British Library (c.188.a.316), dated 1750.

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