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Penther, Johann Friedrich (1693-1749)
2 WORKS BY PENTHER, COMPRISING:
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Penther, Johann Friedrich (1693-1749)
2 WORKS BY PENTHER, COMPRISING:
Estimate
1,2001,500
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Penther, Johann Friedrich (1693-1749)
2 WORKS BY PENTHER, COMPRISING:
i. Praxis geometriae, worinnen nicht nur alle bey dem Feld-Messen vorkommende Fälle, mit Stäben, dem Astrolabio, der Boussole, und der Mensul, in Ausmessung eintzeler Linien, Flächen und gantzer Revier. Augsburg: Jeremiah Wolff, 1755 [bound with] Zugabe Zur Praxi Geometriæ. Augsburg: Heirs of Jeremiah Wolff & Johann Michael Probst, 1754, 2 parts in one volume, folio, engraved frontispiece, woodcut initials, 39 folding engraved plates, contemporary calf, speckled edges, (bought from Historical Technology, Marblehead, MA, 1990), [T&W P38, P39; not in VD18], first title with marginal repair, binding rubbed and repaired
ii. Gnomonica fundamentalis & mechanica. Augsburg: Johann Michael Späth for Johann Georg Hertel, 1768, folio, engraved frontispiece (folding, bound at back), 15 folding engraved plates (edge-mounted on thick paper), modern half reused vellum, marbled boards, speckled edges, (bought from Jeffrey D. Mancevice, Worcester, MA, 1989), [T&W P37; not in VD18], minor staining, binding slightly rubbed
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Catalogue Note

Penther’s Praxis geometriae, a treatise on applied geometry for land surveying, and his first publication (1732), was so successful that it reached its eighth edition in 1776, and was reprinted at least once after this date. It is sometimes called the first book on geometry for foresters, since the author, Professor für Ökonomie in Göttingen, explains how to calculate the division of a coppice-wood into coupes to ensure an equal output each year.

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