440
440
Morland, Samuel (1625-1695)
THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF TWO ARITHMETICK INSTRUMENTS. LONDON: MOSES PITT, 1673
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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440
Morland, Samuel (1625-1695)
THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF TWO ARITHMETICK INSTRUMENTS. LONDON: MOSES PITT, 1673
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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Morland, Samuel (1625-1695)
THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF TWO ARITHMETICK INSTRUMENTS. LONDON: MOSES PITT, 1673
FIRST EDITION, later issue (see footnote), 8vo (149 x 85mm.), text: with a second printed title page entitled "A new, and most useful instrument for addition and substraction (sic)" dated 1672, illustrations: 25 of 26 engravings as follows - 6 full-page illustrations printed on blank versos of second title and pp.1-5 (A2-7), 4 folding plates pasted onto blank versos of text leaves pp.6 and [8]-10 (A8 and B1-3), 2 further plates, one folding, and 13 full-page illustrations printed on verso of text leaves or printed dos-à-dos, modern calf, lacking portrait and F8 (see lots 438 and 439), a few leaves somewhat soiled including first title page, some leaves slightly damp-stained, 2 folding plates (on verso p.6 and p.10) repaired at edge
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Provenance

Benjamin Sampson, bookplate; bought from Philip J. Pirages, McMinville, OR, 1998

Literature

Tomash & Williams M134; Wing M2777; cf. Kress (supplement) S.538

Catalogue Note

Compared with lot 438, this copy has the illustrations printed, rather than pasted, on the versos of the title and pages 1-5, which, according to ESTC, indicates that it is a later issue (see ESTC R232354 and R30529). In addition, apart from lacking the portrait, it does not have the leaf F8 which is largely blank, apart from a few printed numbers, and is seldom present.

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