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Digges, Leonard and Thomas Digges
A GEOMETRICAL PRACTICAL TREATIZE NAMED PANTOMETRIA, DIVIDED INTO THREE BOOKES, LONGIMETRA, PLANIMETRA, AND STEREOMETRIA, CONTAINING RULES MANIFOLDE FOR MENSURATION OF ALL LINES, SUPERFICIES AND SOLIDES: WITH SUNDRIE STRANGE CONCLUSIONS BOTH BY INSTRUMENT AND WITHOUT, AND ALSO BY GLASSES TO SET FORTH THE TRUE DESCRIPTION OR EXACT PLATTE OF AN WHOLE REGION. LONDON: ABELL JEFFES, 1591
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6,0008,000
Digges, Leonard and Thomas Digges
A GEOMETRICAL PRACTICAL TREATIZE NAMED PANTOMETRIA, DIVIDED INTO THREE BOOKES, LONGIMETRA, PLANIMETRA, AND STEREOMETRIA, CONTAINING RULES MANIFOLDE FOR MENSURATION OF ALL LINES, SUPERFICIES AND SOLIDES: WITH SUNDRIE STRANGE CONCLUSIONS BOTH BY INSTRUMENT AND WITHOUT, AND ALSO BY GLASSES TO SET FORTH THE TRUE DESCRIPTION OR EXACT PLATTE OF AN WHOLE REGION. LONDON: ABELL JEFFES, 1591
Estimate
6,0008,000

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Digges, Leonard and Thomas Digges
A GEOMETRICAL PRACTICAL TREATIZE NAMED PANTOMETRIA, DIVIDED INTO THREE BOOKES, LONGIMETRA, PLANIMETRA, AND STEREOMETRIA, CONTAINING RULES MANIFOLDE FOR MENSURATION OF ALL LINES, SUPERFICIES AND SOLIDES: WITH SUNDRIE STRANGE CONCLUSIONS BOTH BY INSTRUMENT AND WITHOUT, AND ALSO BY GLASSES TO SET FORTH THE TRUE DESCRIPTION OR EXACT PLATTE OF AN WHOLE REGION. LONDON: ABELL JEFFES, 1591
folio (273 x 180mm.), second edition, woodcut illustration on title, woodcut initials, illustrations and diagrams, 2 large woodcut armorials, errata leaf at end, later half calf, spine gilt, some browning throughout, small tears and chipping to blanks

Provenance

Thomas Rogers, ownership inscription on final blanks, dated 1755; John Hill, ownership inscription on title page

Literature

Cockle 16; ESTC S107357; STC 6859

Catalogue Note

A mathematical treatise on surveying and practical geometry for the use of military engineers and artillerymen. Leonard Digges's original text was completed, revised and expanded by the his son Thomas, who was a pupil of John Dee; the first edition was published in 1571. As well as material on telescopes and other surveying equipment, Digges also included material on ballistics.

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