Horologiographia The Art of Dialling Teaching an Easie and Perfect Way to make all Kindes of Dials
Published by Felix Kingstone, London, 1652
Condition: Good Only
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A scarce copy of Thomas Fale's famous study of horology where he discusses ways to make sundials. This work is important for the table of?somes to the rear was the earliest specimen of a trigonometrical table printed in England. Fale's only known publication. It is the earliest English treatise on dialling, or the design of sundials. Fale describes the design and construction of various dials to tell the time by day or night. He wished to instruct students of mathematics and assist architects, surveyors, sailors and others. With woodcut diagrams by Jodocus Hondius. ESTC reference no: R16336. Pagination is to the recto of leaves only. Final paginated leaf is misnumbered 90 rather than 60. Collated, lacking the final six leaves. With the signatures: A-S4, T3. Closely cropped to the running title in places. Diagrams closely cropped to the fore-edge of M3, N3 and N4 not affecting the image, but encroaching on the edge. A bright copy of this very scarce work. Disbound. Externally, generally smart with some chips to the edges. Title leaf is cropped smaller than the rest of text block. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned. Occasional contemporary inscription to the margins. Closely cropped to the head. Scattered spots to pages. Good Only. Seller Inventory # 722L4
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Title: Horologiographia The Art of Dialling ...
Publisher: Felix Kingstone, London
Publication Date: 1652
Illustrator: Jodocus Hondius
Book Condition: Good Only
Book Type: book
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