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Ward, John
THE YOUNG MATHEMATICIAN’S GUIDE. LONDON: EDWARD MIDWINTER FOR JOHN TAYLOR, 1707
LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
686
Ward, John
THE YOUNG MATHEMATICIAN’S GUIDE. LONDON: EDWARD MIDWINTER FOR JOHN TAYLOR, 1707
LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Ward, John
THE YOUNG MATHEMATICIAN’S GUIDE. LONDON: EDWARD MIDWINTER FOR JOHN TAYLOR, 1707
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (202 x 116mm.), engraved portrait, contemporary black morocco, ornately panelled in gilt, gilt edges, binding sympathetically rebacked, corners bumped, very slightly rubbed
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Provenance

"Ellerker Bradshaw Esquire of Risby in the East Riding of the County of York", bookplate; John Linn, signature on title; bought from The Antiquarian Scientist, Acton MA, 2001

Literature

Tomash & Williams W12; ESTC T69160; Benjamin Wardhaugh, "Consuming Mathematics: John Ward's Young Mathematician's Guide (1707) and Its Owners" in Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 38 (March 2015), pp.65-82

Catalogue Note

One of the most popular mathematical textbooks in Georgian England, and used at both Harvard and Yale. This is probably a presentation copy from the author: it bears the inscription "Ellerker Bradshaw. Ex dono spectatissimi amici 1707" (the date of publication).

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