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Henry Wilson: corrected and improv'd by Charles Leadbetter:
Leybourn's Dialling Improv'd. [Leybourn's Dialling Improved]: or, the whole art perform'd, I. Geometrically:.. II. Arithmetically:.. Also, How to describe all necessary Furniture for Sundials... With: Reflective Dialling... To which is now added, Instrumental Dialling: by the Lines of Hours... likewise Mechanick Dialling... Concluding with Tables...

London: printed by H.Parker for A.Bettesworth, 1728. Third edition. xii, 276pp, with the 12 folding plates, all in good order, a few with minor repairs. [Stub torn away at p80/81 unexplained as plates all present.] Head- and tail-piece decorations. Pages slightly toned but otherwise clean. With an armorial bookplate lifting over an earlier bookplate on the pastedown, and a bookseller's blindstamp to the corner of the front free endpaper ('S.J.Chew, Cheap Book Establishment') next to an early owner's neat pencilled notes. Small marks to endpapers offset from sellotape formerly retaining a jacket. 12mo, 16 x 10 cms, in early worn leather boards with a late 20thC calf spine ruled in blind and titled gilt on a green label. Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £400.00


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Charles Hutton:
Tracts on Mathematical and Philosophical Subjects; comprising, among numerous important articles, the Theory of Bridges, with several plans of recent improvement. Also the results of numerous experiments on the Force of Gunpowder, with applications to the modern practice of Artillery.

London: Rivington et al, 1812. First edition. xii, 486; [iv], 384; [iv], 383: with frontis portrait, many tables and diagrams in the text, and the 10 plates (9 folding) called for. Library stamps to backs of title pages (slightly bleeding to fronts), and occasional 19thC pale mauve stamps to corners. Contents bright and good, with occasional minor spotting or soiling to edges and a tide stain to corner of frontis and some prelims. Plates crisp, all edges marbled. In new bindings of red Victorian cloth with the original gilt on black labels laid down. A very attractive set. Contents VG, bindings Fine.
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Price: £220.00


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Albert Einstein, translated by Edwin Plimpton Adams:
The Meaning of Relativity. Four lectures delivered at Princeton University, May, 1921.

London: Methuen, 1922. First edition. vi, 123, [1], 8 adverts. With 4 diagrams in the text. No ownership marks. Text clean and firm. Light foxing to the publishers' advertisements, faint browning to the endpapers, and a small foxing spot penetrating the front endpaper. In the original binding of russet cloth, front ruled and titled in blind, spine titled in gilt. Firm and clean, spine ends puckered: but the upper parts of front, spine and back have lost some colour to former damp. In the protected pale blue dust jacket. This has small nicks to the joint ends, and shallow chips to the spine ends, with a little loss to the corners and the top edge. The spine is dulled and soiled, the panels are clean, and the flaps are bright. Very scarce in jacket. Very Good- in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £850.00


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Albert Einstein, translated by Robert W. Lawson:
Relativity: the Special and the General Theory: a popular exposition.

London: Methuen, 1944. Thirteenth Edition. xiii, (iii), 138pp, with a portrait. No ownership marks. Pages clean and firm, may be unread. In the original binding of pale ochre cloth, spine titled in black: firm, slightly mottled, with some discoloration. In the protected pale blue dust jacket: panels and flaps complete, spine ends chipped (6mm at the head, 18mm at the foot). Spine browned, front and back panels clean, flaps bright: internal tissue repairs to spine. A very good copy of an uncommon 1940s edition, with the rare jacket. Very Good in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £180.00


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Oswald Szemerényi:
Studies in the Indo-European System of Numerals.

Heidelberg: Carl Winter, Universitätsverlag, 1960. First English edition. xiv, [ii], 190pp. 1965 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Contents otherwise very clean and unmarked. 234x156mm, in the original binding of navy cloth, titled in gilt: bright and sharp, with slight puckering to spine ends. Very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £78.00


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W.G. Bass and L.J. Godfrey:
Mathematics through Arithmetic.

London: Schoolmaster Publishing Company, 1969. First edition. 179pp, illustrated with diagrams and tables. 'Too often mathematicians fail to present their subject as a language that is wonderful and unique. This book, designed for teachers, ....' Printed on coated stock. Contents clean and unmarked. 23x15cms, in glossy paper covers. Bright and firm, with a small soil mark, small scuffs at the corners, and a snag to the head of the lower joint. Uncommon. VG.

Price: £35.00


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