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Digges, Leonard:
A BOOKE NAMED TECTONICON, BRIEFLIE SHEWING THE EXACT MEASURING, AND SPEEDIE RECKONING ALL MANNER OF LAND, SQUARES, TIMBER, STONE, STEEPLES, PILLERS, GLOBES, &c. FURTHER, THE PERFECT MAKING AND LARGE USE OF THE CARPENTER'S RULER
London: Felix Kingston, 1605.. [2],26 leaves. Two folding tables. Numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Small quarto. Dbd. Slight soiling on and chip in margin of titlepage, else good. In a cloth case, leather label. From the library of Harrison D. Horblit. An extremely rare edition of an important practical work on mensuration by Leonard Digges, an expert mathematician whose chief interest was in the application of that science to surveying, military engineering, and architecture. First published in 1556, this is the ninth edition, according to the new STC. The work plainly had great popularity and usefulness, and continued to appear regularly through 1692. STC 6852.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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