606
606
Slide rule, English
A COLLECTION OF 3 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
Estimate
1,2001,800
JUMP TO LOT
606
Slide rule, English
A COLLECTION OF 3 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
Estimate
1,2001,800
JUMP TO LOT

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Slide rule, English
A COLLECTION OF 3 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Good, John (active 1706-1733). Measuring made easy: or, the description and use of Coggeshall's sliding-rule... To which is now added, the description of Scamozzi's lines, with their use in finding the length and angles of rafters, hips, collar-beams &c. Carefully corrected, and much enlarg'd by J. Atkinson. London: William & J. Mount, Thomas Page and Son, 1760, 8vo, 2 folding plates, later calf, (bought from Zeitlin & Verbrugge, Los Angeles, 1980), [T&W G63 (“this edition appears identical to the fourth of 1751”); this edition not in ESTC, Harris, or Adams, Mount & Page]
ii. Abel, Thomas. Subtensial plain trigonometry, wrought with a sliding-rule with Gunter's lines: and also arithmetically, in a very concise manner. And this method apply'd to navigation and surveying. To which is added, I. Mensuration of mason's work. II. A solution of rota, or Aristotle's wheel. III. A brief discourse upon gravity. Philadelphia: Andrew Steuart, 1761, 8vo, 7 engraved plates, later half calf, bookplate of Yale University Library (bought from William Reese, New Haven, 1989), [T&W A2; ESTC W1452; Evans 8777; Karpinski p.66], browned
iii. Coggeshall, Henry (1623-1690). The art of practical measuring, by the sliding rule… Also Gauging; with Instructions in Decimals, Mr Townley’s Method of the Logarithms, and the Use of the Diagonal Scale applied to Gunter’s Chain... Whereto is added… the use of Scamozzi’s lines for finding the lengths and angles of hips, rafters, &c. at any pitch, in Square, Bevelling, or Tapering Frames. By John Ham. London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1767, 8vo, folding plate, contemporary sheep, modern folding cloth box, (bought from Michael Phelps, London, 1986), [T&W C110; ESTC T110085 (4 copies); Harris 147; Hoock & Jeannin II/C29.9], rebacked
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Abel’s manual is heralded by Karpinski as the work "which introduced the slide rule in America."

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