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The Description and Use of the Universal Planispheres; or, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in Plano
London: Published for the Author and W. Owen at Homer's Head, Near Temple Bar, Fleet Street, 1759.. Second Edition, with Additions. Quarter Calf. Good. 8vo. Hardback, 135mm 215mm tall (5.25" x 8.5" approx.). Dedication leaf, Pp (vi), xxxii, 159. Paper stock lightly toned and some contemporary annotations, these being small ticks and crosses alongside the lists of place names contained in pp 61-63 incl. The complete title reads: "The Description and Use of the Universal Planispheres; or, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in Plano. Being Compleat Substitutes for a Large Pair of Globes. With Their Applications, in the Solutions of all the Capital Problems in Geography, Astronomy, and Navigation. Invented and Delineated By Samuel Dunn, Master of an Academy for boarding and qualifying young Gentlemen, in Arts, Sciences and Languages, at Chelsea. The Second Edition, with Additions and Improvements.". Unsurprisingly, as they were intended for removal and use, the five plates are lacking. Otherwise sound, in a recent binding, by Cadwalladwr-Jones, of quarter calf/marbled boards/gilt-on-red spine title, with 5 raised bands. Scarce
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