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Brown, John.
The description and use of the carpenters-rule: together with the use of the line of numbers commonly called Gunters-Line. Applyed to the measuring of all superficies and solids, as board, glass, plaistering, wainscoat, tyling, paving, flooring, &c., timber, stone, square on round, gauging of vessels, &c. Also military orders, simple and compound interest, and tables of reduction, with the way of working by arithmatick in most of them. Together with the use of the glasiers and Mr. White's sliding-rules, rendred plain and easie for ordinary capacities
printed for W. Fisher, and R. Mount, 1688. Small 12mo (126 x 64 mm), pp. [204]; sectional title page for The Use of the Line of Numbers; engraved frontispiece (signed: R. Gaywood fecit.), 1 woodcut plate; contemporary if not original full sheep, gilt-decorated spine, red morocco label; extremities rubbed, label slightly chipped; all else very good and contained in a blue morocco-backed clamshell box. Bookplate of the South Library, Earls of Macclesfield, with 3 small Macclesfield pressure stamps on the preliminaries. This is the fifth and last iteration of Brown's popular manual, first published in 1656 and each with slightly varying titles and paginations. Wing B5040; OCLC locates 8 copies, only the Huntington in the U.S., to which ESTC adds LC, Kansas, and NYPL. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (rulonmillerbooks) [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
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