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12 - 13 November 1996
DIGGES, LEONARD. A Geometrical Practise, named Pantometria, divided into three Bookes, Longimetra, Planimetra and Stereometria... with sundry straunge conclusions both by instrument and without, and also by Perspective glasses, to set forth the true description or exact plan of an whole Region... finished by Thomas Digges. London: Henry Bynneman, 1571. Partly black letter, woodcut illustration, 2 tables, and other diagrams in text. Small 4to, old sheep, light rubbing; lacking title-page and colophon (Ii2), first leaf (+2) loose and frayed, a few headlines shaved or trimmed close, some other minor wear. FIRST EDITION. STC 6858; Taylor 42; see Horblit sale, II, 309; see Honeyman II, 880.
The work contains descriptions of the uses of lenses and mirrors from which the telescope in its modern form was evolved, and also the first description of the theodolite.
George Kenyon, bookplate.
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