拍品 439
  • 439

MORLAND, A NEW AND MOST USEFUL INSTRUMENT FOR ADDITION AND SUBSTRACTION, LONDON, 1672, CONTEMPORARY CALF

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800 - 1,000 GBP
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3,000 GBP
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  • [The description and use of two arithmetick instruments... 1673] A new, and most useful instrument for addition and substraction (sic) of pounds, shillings, pence, and farthings. Without charging the memory, disturbing the mind, or exposing the operator to any uncertainty. [London], 1672
FIRST EDITION, later issue (see footnote), 8vo (142 x 90mm.), illustrations: 24 of 26 engravings as follows - 6 full-page illustrations printed on blank versos of title and pp.1-5 (A2-7), 3 (of 4) folding plates pasted onto blank versos of text leaves pp.[8]-10 (B1-3), 2 further plates, one folding, and 13 full-page illustrations printed on verso of text leaves or printed dos-à-dos, contemporary calf, lacking portrait and one folding plate on verso of p.6 (A8), without an additional printed title ("The description and use of two arithmetick instruments") and text leaf F8 (for these see lots 438 and 440), binding slightly worn, new labels on spine
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