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The Art of Dialling, Performed Geometrically by Scale and Compasses: Arithmetically, By the Canons of Sines and Tangents; Instrumentally, By a Trigonal Instrument, Accommodated with Lines for that Purpose... 780.00
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Leybourn, William

Catalogue No.: e3932

Publisher:

London.: Printed by S.G. and B.G. for Benjamin Tooke and Thomas Sawbridge next to the Anchor in Duck Lane

Edition:

First Edition; Published Date: 1669

Illustrations:

Line drawings and fold out illustration.

Dimensions:

200 x 150 mm (8 x 6 inches) - 175pp.

Appearance:

Leather cover with paper wrapper.

Condition:

Cover and spine worn. Some minor spine worming [defunct]. Lack prelims. Title page with two signatures of previous owners. Also small segment missing from fore edge of title with marginal impact on text. Lower part of fold out drawing removed with limited impact on illustration. Appendix page 173/174 removed. Several neat contemporary annotated correction notes in ink. Contents firm and overall bright.

Worn condition. '...The Geometric Part whereof is performed by projecting of the sphere in plano, upon the plain itself, whereby not only the making but the reason also of the Dials is discovered. William Leybourn [1626-1716] was a British Mathematician .

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The Art of Dialling, Performed Geometrically by Scale and Compasses: Arithmetically, By the Canons of Sines and Tangents; Instrumentally, By  a Trigonal Instrument, Accommodated with Lines for that Purpose...