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Mathematical instruments
AN ATTEMPT TO REPRESENT THE MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR MORE SIMPLE USES, IN THEIR APPLICATION TO THE PRODUCTION AND MEASURING OF LINES, SURFACES, &C. IN TWO BOOKS
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Mathematical instruments
AN ATTEMPT TO REPRESENT THE MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR MORE SIMPLE USES, IN THEIR APPLICATION TO THE PRODUCTION AND MEASURING OF LINES, SURFACES, &C. IN TWO BOOKS
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Mathematical instruments
AN ATTEMPT TO REPRESENT THE MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR MORE SIMPLE USES, IN THEIR APPLICATION TO THE PRODUCTION AND MEASURING OF LINES, SURFACES, &C. IN TWO BOOKS
manuscript treatise in English, in three sections, "Book 1. A Few simple rules" (pp. 5-11), "Book 2. An explanation of the uses to which the instruments usually contained in a mathematical case are most generally applied" (pp.13-88), and a supplementary section, "Various occasional contributions" (19 unnumbered pages), carefully written in a calligraphic hand in black ink with engrossed headings, title page and final sectional title in pencil, 46 numbered ink, wash, and pencil illustrations of instruments and their uses, additional pencil sketches on 6 pages, altogether c.110 pages, plus blanks, 4to, paper watermarked "Alton Mill 1828", half green roan on marbled boards, wear to boards and spine, cloth collector's box
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Literature

Tomash & Williams I20

Catalogue Note

A finely illustrated guide to technical drawing and the use of mathematical instruments from the 1830s. The supplementary section provides examples of drawing perspective.

The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing

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