Anderson, The genuine use and effects of the gunne, 1674, bound with 2 others by the same author, contemporary calf
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Anderson, The genuine use and effects of the gunne, 1674, bound with 2 others by the same author, contemporary calf

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

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Anderson, The genuine use and effects of the gunne, 1674, bound with 2 others by the same author, contemporary calf

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Sold:1,375GBP

Lot Details

Description

ANDERSON, ROBERT

Three works by Anderson in one volume, comprising:


i. The genuine use and effects of the gunne... With tables of projection, &c. exactly calculated and their use exemplified, by Thomas Streete. London: J. Darby for William Berry and Robert Morden, 1674, one engraved plate, hole in 2nd B3 with loss of a few numbers, title slightly soiled

ii. To hit a mark, as well upon ascents and descents, as upon the plain of the horizon: experimentally and mathematically demonstrated. London: printed for Robert Morden, 1690, woodcuts

iii. To cut the rigging: and proposals for the improvement of great artillery. London: Robert Morden, 1691, soiled and slightly frayed


3 works in one volume, FIRST (AND ONLY) EDITIONS, 4to (212 x 160mm.), contemporary panelled calf, slightly worn and repaired


Anderson carried out experiments in ballistics using cannon at Blackheath and on Wimbledon Common, whose results he recorded in these works.


LITERATURE:

ESTC R5402, R113 & R37040


PROVENANCE:

J.H. Hogarth, bookplate; Thomas Francis Fremantle, bookplate

Condition Report

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The Cottesloe Military Library
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