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Mathematics, English, Six Volumes, 1705-1800.

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2687B
Lot:
203
Sold for:
$900$750

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Books & Manuscripts - 2687B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Mathematics, English, Six Volumes, 1705-1800. William Beveridge's (1637-1708) Institutionum Chronologicarum Libri II, London: Roycroft, 1705, second edition, quarto, contemporary boards, joints cracked, boards almost detached, contents good;
Edward Wells's (1667-1727) The Young Gentleman's Astronomy, Chronology, and Dialling, London: Knapton, 1712, first edition, octavo, also issued as part of a larger work, illustrated, contemporary boards, some water staining;
Colin Maclaurin's (1698-1746) An Account of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophical Discoveries, London: for Millar, 1750, second edition, octavo, illustrated, contemporary half-leather, rebacked, contents good;
Thomas Simpson's (1710-1761) Select Exercises for Young Proficients in the Mathematicks, London: Nourse, 1752, first edition, octavo, later half-leather, numerous mathematical diagrams and charts, leaves evenly toned;
Willem Jacob 'sGravesande's (1688-1742) The Elements of Universal Mathematics, or Algebra, to which is added a Specimen of a Commentary on Sir Isaac Newton's Universal Arithmetic, London: for Paterson, 1752, second edition, octavo, rare, illustrated with folding diagrams, some water staining, in contemporary half-leather, no spine, boards still attached;
Francis Maseres's (1731-1824) Tracts on the Resolution of Affected Algebräick Equations, London: by Davis, sold by White, 1800, octavo, author's presentation copy for members of the Mathematical Society, with inscription and stamp of the Society on verso of half-title, dated 1821, disbound; these volumes not collated. (6)
Estimate $300-500


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London, William Beveridge, Isaac Newton, Edward Wells, Colin Maclaurin, Thomas Simpson, Francis Maseres, Mathematical Society

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