1791-97 Appendix to Mr. Adam's Geometrical and Graphical Essays Plates to the Geometrical
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Two volumes bound in one.
'Appendix to Mr. Adams's Geometrical and Graphical Essays: Containing a Table of the Quantity of Northing, Southing, Easting, and Westing, Made on any Course, to Every Degree and Fifteenth Minute of Quadrant, at any Distance From 1 to 100', by John Gale, published in 1791. A very scarce work.
'Plates to the Geometrical and Graphical Essays' by George Adams, corrected and enlarged by William Jones. The second edition, published in 1797.
The second work is illustrated with thirty-four folding plates.
Collated, all plates are present.
George Adams was an eighteenth century scientist, being the mathematical instrument maker to George III. He invented the lucernal microscope, and also built globes.
This plate volume was originally issued alongside the text volume.
Fourteen pages to the rear titled 'A Catalogue of Optical Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments, Made by W. and S. Jones'.
Two pages of publisher's adverts to the rear.
Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper.
In a full rebacked calf binding. Externally, with some rubbing to the boards and spine. Light bumping to the extremities. A few light marks to the boards. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very lightly age-toned and generally clean with some spots. Faint tidemark to the fore edge of the first work and first few pages of the second work.
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