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"Plain trigonometry rendered easy and familiar, by calculations in arithmetick only; with its applications and use in ascertaining all kinds of ehights, depths, and distances, in the heavens, as well as on the earth and seas..."
London: S. Crowder and Worcester: S. Gamidge. 1765. "First edition, slim folio, pp. [4], 39, [1]; a number of woodcut diagrams throughout, some pictorial; early notes in pencil at the bottom of C1, a few ink splashes, last 2 leaves with tears entering text, but without loss; recent utilitarian quarter cloth over marbled boards, old pastepaper wrappers bound in. & & The text is laid out in a series of XXIV problems (how to find the height of a hill; the distance of any cape, fort, or island from a ship at sea; measuring the depth of a well, etc.); the last of which, no. XXIV, purports ""to find, by a curious trigonometrical method where the bees hive in large and extensive woods, in order to obtain their honey."""
      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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