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Gunter, Edmund (1581-1626)
THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF THE SECTOR, CROSSE-STAFFE, AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS... THE SECOND EDITION MUCH AUGMENTED. LONDON: WILLIAM JONES FOR JAMES BOWLER, 1636
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Gunter, Edmund (1581-1626)
THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF THE SECTOR, CROSSE-STAFFE, AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS... THE SECOND EDITION MUCH AUGMENTED. LONDON: WILLIAM JONES FOR JAMES BOWLER, 1636
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Gunter, Edmund (1581-1626)
THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF THE SECTOR, CROSSE-STAFFE, AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS... THE SECOND EDITION MUCH AUGMENTED. LONDON: WILLIAM JONES FOR JAMES BOWLER, 1636
Second edition, 4 parts in one volume, small 4to (190 x 140mm.), engraved additional title, one engraved plate, woodcut plate of the protractor at p.116 (part 1), folding printed table "for the use of the chaine" at p.45 (part 2), printed slip at p.1 (part 3), woodcut diagrams and illustrations, with blank leaf 3L2, modern calf (attributed to Zaehnsdorf), fore-margin of first leaves frayed due to damp (just touching engraved area of title), some leaves at beginning somewhat soiled or stained, lacking plate of a volvelle for use on K4v, lacking printed slip "The scale of chords...", binding rebacked retaining original spine
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Provenance

bought from William & Victoria Dailey, Los Angeles, 1984

Literature

Tomash & Williams G102; Crone Library, 175-176; ESTC S103555; Henderson p.63 no. 34.1; STC 12523

Catalogue Note

This edition is considerably expanded compared with the first edition. The major additions are the table of artificial (logarithm) sines and tangents and a table of logarithms of the first 30,000 integers that had been calculated by Henry Briggs.

The number of plates or slips seems to vary between copies and few, if any, seem to have a full complement.

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