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EMERSON, William The Mathematical Principles of Geography.Containing, I. An Account of the various Properties and Affectionsof the Earth and Sea; with a Description of the several Partsthereof. And a Table of the Latitude and Longitude of Places. II.The Use of the Artificial and Terrestrial Globe, in solvingProblems. III. The Principles of Spherical and SpheroidicalSailing; with the Solution of the several Cases in Numbers, by thecommon Tables, according to the Spheroidical Figure of the Earth./Dialling or the Art of drawing Dials, on All Sorts of Planeswhatever. In Three Parts. Sect. I. The fundamental Principles ofDialling. Sect. II. The Practice of Dialling, illustrated on allkinds of Planes. Sect. III. Of describing the common Furniture ofDials; and the
London. Printed for J. Nourse. 1770.
8vo, 20.2cm, 2 volume inOne, vii,ii,172 & iv,164pp., with 22 folding plate tables, expertlyrebound in contemporary style half calf, gilt decorated raisedbands, gilt corner and center decorations in the panels, doubleblack crushed morocco labels, marbled boards, text slightly tonedbut a fine copy attractively bound. (cgc) The work deals withnavigation and time. The eighteenth century mathematician was notedfor his precision and exactness. This is displayed in this volumewith fine diagrams and extensive tables of latitude and longitude.