660
660
[Taylor, John]
THE SEMICIRCLE ON A SECTOR... CONTAINING THE DESCRIPTION OF A GENERAL AND PORTABLE INSTRUMENT; WHEREBY MOST PROBLEMS (REDUCIBLE TO INSTRUMENTAL PRACTICE) IN ASTRONOMY, TRIGONOMETRY, ARITHMETICK, GEOMETRY, TOPOGRAPHY, NAVIGATION, DIALLING, &C. ARE SPEEDILY AND EXACTLY RESOLVED. LONDON: WILLIAM TOMPSON, 1667, FIRST EDITION, 12 ENGRAVED PLATES (CUT FROM A LARGER PLATE?)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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660
[Taylor, John]
THE SEMICIRCLE ON A SECTOR... CONTAINING THE DESCRIPTION OF A GENERAL AND PORTABLE INSTRUMENT; WHEREBY MOST PROBLEMS (REDUCIBLE TO INSTRUMENTAL PRACTICE) IN ASTRONOMY, TRIGONOMETRY, ARITHMETICK, GEOMETRY, TOPOGRAPHY, NAVIGATION, DIALLING, &C. ARE SPEEDILY AND EXACTLY RESOLVED. LONDON: WILLIAM TOMPSON, 1667, FIRST EDITION, 12 ENGRAVED PLATES (CUT FROM A LARGER PLATE?)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Taylor, John]
THE SEMICIRCLE ON A SECTOR... CONTAINING THE DESCRIPTION OF A GENERAL AND PORTABLE INSTRUMENT; WHEREBY MOST PROBLEMS (REDUCIBLE TO INSTRUMENTAL PRACTICE) IN ASTRONOMY, TRIGONOMETRY, ARITHMETICK, GEOMETRY, TOPOGRAPHY, NAVIGATION, DIALLING, &C. ARE SPEEDILY AND EXACTLY RESOLVED. LONDON: WILLIAM TOMPSON, 1667, FIRST EDITION, 12 ENGRAVED PLATES (CUT FROM A LARGER PLATE?)
Ward, John. A compendium of algebra... second edition. London: John Taylor, 1698

2 works bound in one, 12mo (135 x 76mm.), eighteenth-century calf, spine gilt, red morocco label, some cropping at head and foot affecting letters, first title-page soiled


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Provenance

Earls of Macclesfield, bookplate and blind-stamp on title, sale in these rooms 4 November 2004, lot 881, £1,500, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams Add44, Add46; ESTC R22172, R219393; Wing T533B, W770; Taylor, Tudor & Stuart 310

Catalogue Note

A former owner of the first title, which is rare, has attributed the work to J. Templar in ink. E.R.G. Taylor's The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor & Stuart England attributes it to John Twysden.

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