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A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary
London: J. Davis, 1796. Publisher's Wraps. Good. 2 vols. viii, 650, 756 p. 28 cm. 37 impressive b&w plates. Original publisher's wraps, worn along edges, cracked and chipped at spine, with wear to boards. Light foxing throughout both volumes. Vol. 1: bookplate and lib. sticker on front paste-down endpaper, tear in bottom of p. 233, 537, 541. Vol. 2: lib. sticker on front paste-down endpaper, owner's sig. on front free endpaper, titlepage foxed. "All the books written by Hutton were of a professional and practical character, and are invariably clear and accurate. "Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary," 1795, was probably the most valuable of his works. Just before his death he drew up a paper, in reply to a series of scientific questions addressed to him by the London Bridge committee, with regard to the proper curve which should be adopted for the arches of the new design." DNB. "Containing an Explanation of the Terms and an Account of the Several Subjects, Comprized Under the Heads Mathematics, Astronomy, and Philosophy Both Natural and Experimental: With an Historical Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of these Sciences: Also Memoirs of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Authors, Both Ancient and Modern, Who by Their Discoveries or Improvements Have Contributed to the Advancement of Them."
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