拍品 821
  • 821

HISTORICAL METROLOGY, 4 VOLUMES

估價
600 - 800 GBP
已售出
688 GBP
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描述

  • 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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