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A geometrical practical treatize named pantometria : diuided into three bookes, longimetra, planimetra, and stereometria / containing rules manifolde for mensuration of all lines, superficies and solides : with sundrie strange conclusions both by instrument and without, and also by glasses to set forth the true description or exact platte of an whole region ; first published by Thomas Digges ... With a mathematicall discourse of the fiue regular platonicall solides, and their metamorphosis into other fiue compound rare geometrical bodyes, conteyning an hundred newe theoremes at least of his owne inuention, neuer mentionen before by anye other geometrician ; lately reviewed by the avthor himselfe, and augmented with sundri additions, diffinitions, problemes and rare theoremes.

By: Digges, Leonard, -approximately 1559.
Contributor(s): Digges, Thomas, -1595 | Bristol, John Hervey, Earl of, 1665-1751 [former owner].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Printed by A. Jeffes, 1591Description: 195, [1] p., 1 leaf : ill. ; 29 cm.Subject(s): Geometry -- Early works to 1800 | Measurement -- Early works to 1800 | Surveying. -- Early works to 1800
List(s) this item appears in: London Science City
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Book (Not for loan) Science Museum Wroughton
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Rare Books Collection Q O.B. DIG DIGGES (Browse shelf) Not For Loan 30209019374473

[Section M is wrongly bound M[superscript 1], M[superscript 3], M[superscript 2], M[superscript 4] and Bb is paginated 167-174 instead of 183-190].

Signatures to title page of Tho(mas) and Isabella Hervey; unidentified.

Signature to front pastedown reads 'Right Honourable John, Lord Hervey'.

Bookplate of Right Honourable John, Lord Hervey, dated March 23, 1702; likely John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol (1665 -1751), English politician.

Annotated. Minor English corrections to p. 38 and p. 66.

Bound in vellum on thin card.

Currently on display in the Science Museum exhibition: London: Science City

Black Science Museum Library stamp to title page, dated 09/08/1939.

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