1812 Tracts on Mathematical and Philosophical Subjects; Comprising, Among Numerous Important Articles, The Theory of Bridges, With Several Plans of Recent Improvement. Also The Result of Numerous Experiments on The Force of Gunpowder, With Applications to the Modern Practice of Artillery.
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Uncommon. Complete in three volumes. Rebound in a full cloth binding, and with new endpapers. Written by Charles Hutton, the important mathematician and surveyor of the 18th and 19th century, who worked as a professor of Mathematics in the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. He is best remembered calculating the density of the Earth. In this work Hutton explores a series of mathematics tracts, with numerous mathematical equations and illustrative diagrams throughout evidencing his research. With the bookplate of Thomas Francis Fremantle to the front pastedown of each volume. Fremantle was a important British Naval Officer, who is noted as being a close friend of Lord Nelson. With an additional ink inscription to the front endpaper that reads, 'J. H. Hardcastle from Cottesloe 1922.' Both Fremantle and Cottesloe are area in Western Australia close to the city of Perth. There are several ink annotations to volume I with pagination of each tract written in the margins. Illustrated with 6 folding plate and 1 plate to volume II, and 3 folding plates and 1 plate to volume III. No collation available.
Rebound in a full cloth binding, with new endpapers. Externally smart, with minor shelfwear, with patches of rubbing to the front and rear boards. Previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume, and a ink inscription to the front endpaper of volume I. Internally firmly bound. Pages are age toned throughout, heavier to the first and last pages, with the odd spot. Numerous ink annotations throughout volume I.
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