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The circles of proportion and the horizontall instrument &c. / Both invented, and the use of both written in Latine by W. Oughtred Ætonens ; Translated into English and set forth for the publique benefit by W.F.

By: Oughtred, William, 1575-1660.
Contributor(s): Forster, William (Mathematician) | Haughton, Arthur | Goddard, John, active 1645-1671.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Printed by W. Hall, for R. Davis, Anno Dom. M. DC. LX [1660]Edition: And now by the authors consent, revised, corrected and freed from all mistakes in the former edition: / and also much amplifyed and explained, by A.H. gent.Description: [4], [1], 2-144 [i.e. 254] p., [8] folded leaves of plates ; : ill. ; 16 cm (8vo).Place: England - OxfordSubject(s): Mathematical instruments -- Early works to 1800 | Navigation -- Early works to 1800 | Dialing -- Early works to 1800
List(s) this item appears in: London Science City
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Various errors in paging.

First edition published 1632.

In 2 parts. Following pt. 1, included in the paging (page [123]), but with individual t.-p., is: An addition unto the use of the instrument, called the circles of proportion, for the working of nauticall questions : Together with certaine necessary considerations and advertisements touching navigation. ... Hereunto is also annexed the excellent vse of two rulers for calculation. Oxford : Printed by W.H. for R.D., 1660. Affixed to pt. 2 but included in the paging is: The declaration of the two rulers for calculation.

Some plates signed "I.G." or "Iohn Goddard".

Signatures: A² B-R⁸.

Title in double line border.

"The declaration of the two rulers for calculation": p. 241-[254]; this was its first appearance ; cf. Madan.

Wing (2nd ed.) 0572;

Madan 2513.

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