1764 A New and Comprehensive System of Mathematical Institutions, Agreeable to the Present State of the Newtonian Mathesis
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound, Very Scarce
The first edition of this work. Vol. II of two only. Complete in itself, this volume containing the Institutions, or Principles, of the Psycho-Mechanical Mathesis, Universal Optics, Universal Perspective, Loxodromic (or Navigation), Ballistics (or Gunnery), and Horology (or Clock-Work).'
Originally issued in monthly instalments in ’The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences’, 1755-63.
A very scarce work, rarely seen in commerce even in one volume. ESTC N11471
In agreement with Newtonian Mathesis. Featuring illustrations in text. ESTC references plates, not present in this volume.
With two leaves of printer's advertisements to rear.
Written by Benjamin Martin (1705-1782), British lexicographer and compiler of the 'Lingua Britannica Reformata', one of the earliest English dictionaries. He was also a lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments.
In full calf binding with five raised bands, titles in gilt to morocco spine label. Externally rather worn with boards loose but present, rubbed and marked to back strip and extremities, minor loss to head and tail of spine. Front free endpaper loose but present. Text block bound firmly. Light offsetting to title page, pages otherwise generally bright and clean.
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