360
360
Leybourn, William (1626-1716)
PANORGANON: OR, AN UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENT, PERFORMING ALL SUCH CONCLUSIONS GEOMETRICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL AS ARE USUALLY WROUGHT BY THE GLOBES, SPHERES, SECTORS, QUADRANTS, [&C.] LONDON: WILLIAM BIRCH, 1672
Estimate
1,0001,500
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360
Leybourn, William (1626-1716)
PANORGANON: OR, AN UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENT, PERFORMING ALL SUCH CONCLUSIONS GEOMETRICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL AS ARE USUALLY WROUGHT BY THE GLOBES, SPHERES, SECTORS, QUADRANTS, [&C.] LONDON: WILLIAM BIRCH, 1672
Estimate
1,0001,500
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Leybourn, William (1626-1716)
PANORGANON: OR, AN UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENT, PERFORMING ALL SUCH CONCLUSIONS GEOMETRICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL AS ARE USUALLY WROUGHT BY THE GLOBES, SPHERES, SECTORS, QUADRANTS, [&C.] LONDON: WILLIAM BIRCH, 1672
FIRST EDITION, small 4to (190 x 134mm.), engraved portrait and 2 folding plates, woodcut diagrams, modern panelled calf in period style, text rather soiled, browned and stained
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Provenance

John Gardiner, William Green, Doubleday Auborn, various old inscriptions on endleaves; bought from Michael Phelps, Cowfold, Sussex, 1992

Literature

Tomash & Williams L104; ESTC R21924; Instruments in print 11; Taylor, Tudor & Stuart 346; Wing L1928 

Catalogue Note

The Panorganon describes a quadrant which Leybourn had himself designed, though he
acknowledged that he owed much to the manuscript notes of Samuel Foster, professor at Gresham College.

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