Three parts in one vol., 8vo, pp. [2 (general title)], I: , 148, II: , 86, III: , 52, ‘43’, ; with 25 copper-engraved plates (of which 15 folding), woodcut initials and ornaments; a very good, clean copy in recent Cambridge-panelled calf to period style, spine lettered directly in gilt.
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The young Gentleman’s Astronomy, Chronology, and Dialling, containing such Elements of the said Arts or Sciences, as are most useful and easy to be known … third Edition, revised, and corrected, with Additions.
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Though subsequently dismissed as ‘more voluminous than distinguished’ (ODNB), the educational writings of Edward Wells (1667–1727) proved both popular with the public and profitable for their author. The best known, the present work offers an introduction to mathematics, principally astronomy and geometry in their practical applications.
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