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General principles of mensuration, or the investigation of areas

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Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

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This handwritten volume in black ink contains mathematical instructional texts with formulas, problems, and diagrams. The volume is divided into the following sections: general principles of mensuration, or the investigations of area, a supplement to dialling, biographical memoirs of Mr. Abraham Sharp, trigonomical problems, magical squares, and magic circles. A large portion of the volume concerns dialing, the measuring and making of sundials. There are several full pages diagrams. Pasted on the inside front cover is a cut out of a printed page "A new mathematical projection" and the diagram of letters drawn in numerical proportion.

"William Shann book" is written on the inside front and back covers.

Described in: A descriptive catalogue of a valuable collection of books, in various languages, and almost every branch of science and literature . . . interpreted with critical remarks, and occasional biographical notices and the whole now selling at the prices affixed, by J. Sams, Darlington, London, 1822, ‡c No. 2773, page 167.

Sold by Sworders Fine Arts Auctioneers (Stansted, Mountfichet, Essex, United Kingdom), 2015.

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Donna Brandolisio
Finding Aid Date
November 2015
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General principles of mensuration, or the investigation of areas, circa 1750-1800. 1 volume.
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