Sign In | Register
Dialing: Plain, Concave, Convex, Projective, Reflective, Refractive, shewing, How to make all such Dials, and adorn them with all useful Furniture, Relating to the Course of the Sun, Performed, Arithmetically, Geometrically, Instrumentally and Mechanically; and Illustrated by Sculptures, Engraven in Copper by William Leybourn - 1st Edition - 1682 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Dialing: Plain, Concave, Convex, Projective, Reflective, Refractive, shewing, How to make all such Dials, and adorn them with all useful Furniture, Relating to the Course of the Sun, Performed, Arithmetically, Geometrically, Instrumentally and Mechanically; and Illustrated by Sculptures, Engraven in Copper

by William Leybourn

Condition: Good/N


London : Awnsham Churchill, 1682 A good copy of the 1st edition in later full leather binding with frontispiece and 23 full page plates, of which 10 are folding. Leybourn's first work on Dialing was published in 1669; it's popularity (particularly given the use of sun-dials and astrolabes by the navy at that time) led to this expanded folio version, funded by subscription. William Leybourn was a leading practical mathematician and authored a number of works on surveying, Gunter's Line and measuring tables. This copy has been rebound fairly recently in a full pigskin binding with raised bands and title and author labels. New endpapers have been added, and the frontispiece relaid and repaired (there was loss to the side edge and a little damage to the portrait). Contents with title page; To the Reader 3pp; Contents of the Tractates [the work is arranged in 11 sections or Tractates] 4pp; errata 1p; Introduction 12pp; text with plates, tables and diagrams 330 pp; finis; final blank. The pagination is erratic but the text is continuous. P119/120 is missing and has been replaced by a facsimile. There is some crinkling and loss to page edges, particularly at the beginning and areas of browning/spotting. The plate at p295 has been relaid - with some loss to the bottom margin. There is occasional ink annotation and highlighting. Please ask for more images to fully assess condition.


  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032178
  • Title: Dialing: Plain, Concave, Convex, Projective, Reflective, Refractive, shewing, How to make all such Dials, and adorn them with all useful Furniture, Relating to the Course of the Sun, Performed, Arithmetically, Geometrically, Instrumentally and Mechanically; and Illustrated by Sculptures, Engraven in Copper
  • Author: William Leybourn
  • Illustrator:R White
  • Format/binding:Full-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Awnsham Churchill
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1682
  • Keywords: seventeenth century mathematics; william leybourn; sundials; practical mathematics
  • Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)



Help & frequently asked questions


Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
rebound
A book in which the pages have been bound into a covering replacing the original covering issued by the publisher....[more]
facsimile
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original source...[more]
errata
Errata: aka Errata SlipA piece of paper either laid in to the book correcting errors found in the printed text after being print...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created ...[more]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new...[more]
plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a ...[more]
folio
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description....[more]

£ 600.00
($803.16)

£15.70 shipping to USA

More shipping options >




What is a First Edition?

What is a first edition?

Even if you're only peripherally aware of book collecting, you've doubtless heard the term, first edition, bandied about but you may still be in the dark as to what makes them such a big deal. Learn about first editions and why collectors value them here.

RIP (Please) George Romero: Modern Master of Zombie Horror

RIP (Please) George Romero: Modern Master of Zombie Horror

George Romero co-wrote and directed Night of the Living Dead in 1968, a film that inspired the modern zombie craze and made an indelible mark on American cinema. Come this way, horror fan...


Trustpilot