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Charles Hutton
A Treatise on Mensuration Hutton Bewick 1770
The first book for which Thomas Bewick did engravings, this arithmetic text was originally issued in parts and includes a lengthy list of subscribers along with a dedication to Hugh Percy, Duke of Northumberland. Charles Hutton was the son of a miner but a childhood illness led him to receive an education which stirred his interest in mathematics. His concern was with Practical applications of the subject and this text includes sections on surveying, cask gauging, artificers works and timber measuring. Bewick has a variety of engravings in the text, including vignettes that demonstrate how to measure height from a distance. Very Good Condition; 4to, leather with marble endpapers, bookplates inside both front and back boards. Writing on facing board and inside back. Some foxing. All illustrations intact. "A Treatise on Mensuration, both in Theory and Practice" by Charles Hutton. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Printed by T. Saint for the Author, and for John Wilkie in St Paul's Church Yard, and Richard Baldwin In Pater-noster Row, London. 1770. RAREB1770KRUA. [Attributes: First Edition]
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