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    Sale 4492

    Printed Books(The Property of Manhattan College)

    29 November 1991, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 194

    Jeake (Samuel): Logisticelogia, or Arithmetick Surveighed and Reviewed in four books, London, by J.R. and J.D. for Walter Kettilby and Richard Mount, 1696, folio, folding letterpress table (this cleanly torn, hole in 3R1), contemporary panelled calf (upper cover detached). [Wing J499; De Morgan 55; not in the Honeyman Collection]

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    Jeake (Samuel): Logisticelogia, or Arithmetick Surveighed and Reviewed in four books, London, by J.R. and J.D. for Walter Kettilby and Richard Mount, 1696, folio, folding letterpress table (this cleanly torn, hole in 3R1), contemporary panelled calf (upper cover detached). [Wing J499; De Morgan 55; not in the Honeyman Collection]


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    The Logistecologia of Samuel Jeake (1623-90) was edited by his son, Samuel Jeake the younger (1652-99) who attained notoriety by an attempt to construct a flying machine. 'To see the size and weight of this book, one would have thought arithmetic had been a branch of controversial divinity. But it is now very valuable, from the variety of information which it contains, particularly on weights, measures, and coins; and from the goodness of the index' (Peacock, quoted by De Morgan).