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Bion, Nicolas (1652-1733)
THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRINCIPAL USES OF MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS... TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE CONSTRUCTION AND USES OF SUCH INSTRUMENTS AS ARE OMITTED BY M. BION; PARTICULARLY OF THOSE INVENTED OR IMPROVED BY THE ENGLISH. BY EDMUND STONE. LONDON: H.W. FOR JOHN SENEX AND WILIAM TAYLOR, 1723
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Bion, Nicolas (1652-1733)
THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRINCIPAL USES OF MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS... TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE CONSTRUCTION AND USES OF SUCH INSTRUMENTS AS ARE OMITTED BY M. BION; PARTICULARLY OF THOSE INVENTED OR IMPROVED BY THE ENGLISH. BY EDMUND STONE. LONDON: H.W. FOR JOHN SENEX AND WILIAM TAYLOR, 1723
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Bion, Nicolas (1652-1733)
THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRINCIPAL USES OF MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS... TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE CONSTRUCTION AND USES OF SUCH INSTRUMENTS AS ARE OMITTED BY M. BION; PARTICULARLY OF THOSE INVENTED OR IMPROVED BY THE ENGLISH. BY EDMUND STONE. LONDON: H.W. FOR JOHN SENEX AND WILIAM TAYLOR, 1723
Folio (340 x 220mm.), title printed in red and black, 26 folding engraved plates, contemporary panelled calf, modern folding cloth box, a number of plates and a few leaves at end browned, binding rebacked
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Provenance

Charles, Viscount Bruce of Ampthill (1682-1747), bookplate on verso of title; bought from William Dawson and Sons, London, 1980

Literature

Tomash & Williams B159; ESTC T162523

Catalogue Note

A survey of the full range of mathematical instruments then available by the French royal instrument maker (ingénieur du roi pour les instruments de mathématique). First edition of this translation by Edward Stone (1702-1768), a self-taught mathematician from Scotland, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1725.

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