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George Adams
Geometrical and Graphical Essays
London: W. Glendinning, 1803. Leather Bound. Very Good. Lon: W. Glendinning for W. and S. Jones, Opticians, 1803. 8vo. 2 Vols in 1 (text and plates). 8vo. 10, [6], 518; [2], ads [14], [2] pp + [34] folding plates. Fully bound in contemporary calf-skin leather with. Burgundy Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Gilt borders along spine. Aeg. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Slight fading to spine. Scratching to upper portion of rear board. Speckled page ends. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor toning to page edges. Owners inscription inside front board. Slight moisture damage to 4 rear pages and back board. Copper-plate engraved charts and illustrations. Includes all plates.<br><br>George Adams was an English optical designer and scientific writer who was also well known as a maker of mathematical instruments and globes. Among his works are a Treatise on the Construction and Use of Globes and an "Essay on the Microscope."<br><br>A well-preserved, internally sound volume in very good condition. Ships daily.
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]

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