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Leybourn, William (1626-1716)
CURSUS MATHEMATICUS. MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, IN NINE BOOKS. COMPREHENDING ARITHMETIC... GEOMETRY... COSMOGRAPHY...ASTRONOMY... NAVIGATION... TRIGONOMETRY... WITH THE DESCRIPTION, CONSTRUCTION, AND USE OF GEOMETRICAL AND NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS: AND THE DOCTRINE OF TRIANGLES. LONDON: BASSET, TOOKE, SAWBRIDGE AND CHURCHILL, 1690
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Leybourn, William (1626-1716)
CURSUS MATHEMATICUS. MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, IN NINE BOOKS. COMPREHENDING ARITHMETIC... GEOMETRY... COSMOGRAPHY...ASTRONOMY... NAVIGATION... TRIGONOMETRY... WITH THE DESCRIPTION, CONSTRUCTION, AND USE OF GEOMETRICAL AND NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS: AND THE DOCTRINE OF TRIANGLES. LONDON: BASSET, TOOKE, SAWBRIDGE AND CHURCHILL, 1690
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
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Leybourn, William (1626-1716)
CURSUS MATHEMATICUS. MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, IN NINE BOOKS. COMPREHENDING ARITHMETIC... GEOMETRY... COSMOGRAPHY...ASTRONOMY... NAVIGATION... TRIGONOMETRY... WITH THE DESCRIPTION, CONSTRUCTION, AND USE OF GEOMETRICAL AND NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS: AND THE DOCTRINE OF TRIANGLES. LONDON: BASSET, TOOKE, SAWBRIDGE AND CHURCHILL, 1690
FIRST EDITION, folio (310 x 190mm.), title printed in red and black, engraved portrait and 44 plates, 35 folding, engraved illustrations (one pasted in on verso of 3G3), woodcut diagrams, nineteenth-century diced calf, 3 plates slightly cropped, a couple offset, a few leaves slightly soiled, binding rubbed, lower joint partly split
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Provenance

Henry Cavendish FRS (1731-1810), library stamp on verso of title; Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), book label; H.P. Kraus, New York, Catalogue 169, item 62, $2500; bought from Kraus, 1991

Literature

Tomash & Williams L95; ESTC R2239; Wing L1911

Catalogue Note

HENRY CAVENDISH'S COPY of Leybourn's encyclopaedic work which extends to approximately one thousand pages. Cavendish is described by ODNB as "the outstanding natural philosopher of late eighteenth-century Britain". Upon his death, his library passed to Lord George Cavendish, who gifted it to his nephew, the Sixth Duke of Devonshire. The vast majority of the books remain in the library at Chatsworth (R.A. Harvey, “The Private Library of Henry Cavendish (1731-1810)” in The Library, volume 2, 1980, pp.281-292).

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