The Compendious Measurer;

Hutton (Charles)

The Compendious Measurer;

being a brief, yet comprehensive, treatise on mensuration and practical geometry. With an Introduction to Decimal and Duodecimal Arithmetic. Adapted to the use of schools and practice. The second edition, corrected and enlarged.

Description: diagrams and woodcut illustrations in the text, a little spotting here and there, fore-margins of 2 leaves soiled, pp. xii, 323, [1], 12mo, original speckled sheep, gilt rules forming compartments on rounded spine, worn at extremities, vertical crack in spine, front fly-leaf pasted onto inside front cover, large calligraphic ownership inscription on verso of title 'Robt. Randall's Book, Feb. 14th, 1792', similar opposite above 'Preface'

Publication Details: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, and R. Baldwin, and G. and J. Wilkie, 1790

Notes: An abridgement of A treatise on mensuration, both in theory and practice, first published in 1770. First edition 1786, BL and Huntington only. This edition, BL, NT; Columbia, NYPL. 'Although antiquarian booksellers have long indulged themselves (and encouraged their customers) in the belief that the cuts [by Bewick] from the Treatise were also employed in Hutton's Compendious Measurer ... this is largely wishful thinking; no more than a handful of small diagrams made the transition' (Tattersfied, 2, p. 682). 'Practical Geometry' includes 'Of the carpenter's rule', Timber measuring', Artificers...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T129877)

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Price: £500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1790

Stock Number: 64441

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