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Historical metrology
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
Estimation
600800
ACCÉDER AU LOT
821
Historical metrology
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
Estimation
600800
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Historical metrology
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848). Report of the secretary of state, upon weights and measures, prepared in obedience to a resolution of the Senate of the third March, 1817 : February 22, 1821. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1821, 8vo, first edition, 3 folding tables, quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, marbled endpapers, previous ownership signature, (bought from Roger Gaskell, Warboys, 1997) [T&W A12; Shoemaker 7456], spotting, tears to tables, rubbed
ii. Nystrom, Johan Vilhelm (1825-1885). Project of a new system of arithmetic, weight, measure and coins, proposed to be called the tonal system with sixteen to the base. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1862, 8vo, presentation copy from the author to the Franklin Institute (“To the Library of the | Franklin Institute | with the Author’s best regards”), folding chromolithograph frontispiece, cloth boards, spine label gilt, (bought from The Antiquarian Scientist, Acton, MA, 1989), [T&W N51], tears to folding lithograph, minor browning
iii. Hallock, William (1857-1913) and Wade, Herbert Treadwell (1872-1955). Outlines of the evolution of weights and measures and the metric system. New York: Macmillan, 1906, 8vo, original navy cloth, spine gilt, [T&W H7], bumped
iv. Nicholson, Edward. Men and measures. A history of weights and measures. Ancient and modern. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1912, 8vo, errata slip tipped-in, majority of leaves unopened, original green cloth, spine gilt (bought from Elgen Books, Rockville Centre, NY, 1999), [T&W N37], minor soiling, bumped
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