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[Seller, John (fl.1658-1698)]
A POCKET BOOK, CONTAINING SEVERALL CHOICE COLLECTIONS IN ARETHMETICK, ASTRONOMY, GEOMETRY, SURVEYING, DIALLING, NAVIGATION, ASTROLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, MEASURING, GAUGEING. LONDON: SOLD BY THE BOOKSELLERS OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER, [C.1706?]
LOT SOLD. 750 GBP
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[Seller, John (fl.1658-1698)]
A POCKET BOOK, CONTAINING SEVERALL CHOICE COLLECTIONS IN ARETHMETICK, ASTRONOMY, GEOMETRY, SURVEYING, DIALLING, NAVIGATION, ASTROLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, MEASURING, GAUGEING. LONDON: SOLD BY THE BOOKSELLERS OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER, [C.1706?]
LOT SOLD. 750 GBP
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[Seller, John (fl.1658-1698)]
A POCKET BOOK, CONTAINING SEVERALL CHOICE COLLECTIONS IN ARETHMETICK, ASTRONOMY, GEOMETRY, SURVEYING, DIALLING, NAVIGATION, ASTROLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, MEASURING, GAUGEING. LONDON: SOLD BY THE BOOKSELLERS OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER, [C.1706?]
8vo, engraved title, first 84 pages letterpress, remainder (erratically numbered 85 to 297) engraved, including some double-page illustrations and 6 double-page maps, 1 page of manuscript notes (L3), most pages numbered in manuscript, old heraldic shield in ink on front flyleaf, with explanation of colours, contemporary calf, a few leaves trimmed, binding slightly worn; sold not subject to return
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Provenance

'NK', ink initials dated 1718 on title; bought from David Bickersteth, Bassingbourn, 1989

Literature

Tomash & Williams S83; this edition not in ESTC

Catalogue Note

A later edition of Seller’s Pocket Book, which was a vade-mecum for English gentlemen, a compendium of useful information for every occasion, with an impressively wide-ranging series of tables including monthly almanacs, calendars, lists of the Kings of England and Lord Mayors of London, feast days, tables to calculate Easter and the full moon, tables of astronomy, trigonometry, geometry, weights and measures, and even a table to calculate how many bricks would be needed to make a wall. The precise number and composition of plates and maps seem to vary slightly from edition to edition and from copy to copy.

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