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The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of M. Bion, ... To… by  Nicolas BION - First - 1723 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 5166)

The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of M. Bion, ... To which are added, the construction and uses of such instruments as are omitted by M. Bion; ... By Edmund Stone. The whole illustrated with twenty-six folio copper-plates

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The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of M. Bion, ... To which are added, the construction and uses of such instruments as are omitted by M. Bion; ... By Edmund Stone. The whole illustrated with twenty-six folio copper-plates

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1723 1st ed Mathematics Instruments Bion Engineering Science Navigation Physics
Rare 1st English edition of Bion's famous mathematics treatise!
'The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments' is an important mathematics treatise by Nicolas Bion which is considered "the most famous book devoted to instruments." (Knight). Bion was a 17th-century engineer and math tool maker who was well-known for being the king's engineer.
This 1723 first English edition includes all 26 full-page and folding engravings – a highly desirable book! Illustrations in this book depict navigational tools such as compasses, ships and ship masts, armillary spheres, and protractors; it also includes maps, clocks, sundials, globes, vacuum pumps, pendulums, mirrors, telescopes, and more!
Item number: #5166Price: $2500
BION, Nicolas
The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of M. Bion, ... To which are added, the construction and uses of such instruments as are omitted by M. Bion; ... By Edmund Stone. The whole illustrated with twenty-six folio copper-plates
London : printed by H. W. [Henry Woodfall] for John Senex; and William Taylor, 1723. First English edition. 1st printing!
Details: Collation: Complete with all pagesvii, [1], 26426 folding platesReferences: Knight, History of Science 1660-1914, p. 202Language: English Binding: Leather; tight & secureSize: ~14in X 9.25in (35.5cm x 24.5cm)
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Bookseller's Inventory #
5166
Title
The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of M. Bion, ... To which are added, the construction and uses of such instruments as are omitted by M. Bion; ... By Edmund Stone. The whole illustrated with twenty-six folio copper-plates
Author
BION, Nicolas
Format/binding
Leather; tight & secure
Book condition
Used
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Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
H. W. [Henry Woodfall] for John Senex; and William Taylor
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1723
Keywords
1723 1st ed Mathematics Instruments Bion Engineering Science Navigation Physics

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