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Leybourn, T[homas. 1770 - 1840]. [Maskelyne, Nevil. 1732 - 1811]
London: W. Glendinning, 1801. Volume I - 2nd edition. Volume II - 1st edition. INSCRIBED DEDICATION copy. Contemporary full tree calf with gilt stamped lettering. Front joint leather starting though boards solidly attached by the cords. Vol II spine volume number abraded. Withal, a handsome VG+ set.. 2 volumes (420; 466 pp). 24 fold-out copper plate engravings, 12 in each volume. 12mo. 7" x 4-1/4" Leybourn a mathematician who edited the Mathematical Repository from 1799 to 1835. In 1802 he published A Synopsis of Data for the Construction of Triangles, and in 1817 A Collection of Solutions of the Mathematical Questions proposed in the "Ladies'Diary" from its commencement to 1816. In 1802, he was appointed a teacher of mathematics in the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and after nearly 40 years service, subsequently retired in 1839 on a pension from the office of senior professor of mathematics. The set with a compelling provenance, having a presentation inscription to the paste-down of each volume reads "Doctor Maskelyne / with Mr. Leybourn's Comp.ts", being Nevil Maskelyne (the second volume also contains a printed dedication to Nevil Maskelyne, hence this the DEDICATION COPY), and with the bookplate of his daughter Margaret (1786 - 1858). Nevil Maskelyne was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, who was appointed Astronomer Royal at the Royal Observatory in 1765, a post he held for 46 years. He introduced the determination of longitude by lunar distances into English navigation, and calculated these distances annually. He is … [Click Below for Full Description]
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