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HOLMES, John (1703--1759)
The grammarian's geography and astronomy ancient and modern, exemplified in the use of the globes terraqueous and cœlestial. In which all the terms of art, parts of the globes, and problems thereon to be performed, with the use of maps, are so plainly and methodically consider'd and treated of, as scarce ever to be forgot when once taught and shown by the diligent tutor. In two parts. Particularly adapted to the capacities of young gentlemen studying the classicks; as well as, useful and entertaining to all others, who, not having had opportunity of acquainting themselves with mathematical calculations, are yet desirous of some knowledge of the earth and heavens. The geographical part comprehending the ancient and modern names, ... The astronomical part containing a description of the laws, ... By John Holmes, ...
London: printed by W. Strahan; and sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, 1751.
[22], 276, [30] p., engr. frontis., [6] fold. maps ; 19.1 cm. (8º)

With the name of His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wales at the head of the 'Inscription' (p. [3] of prelims), one of 'About Seventeen Sheets of this Book being printed' before his death. (Preface, p. [20] of prelims). Includes 'The Dramatick Epilogue, Or Coelum Reformatum. The Constellations Reform'd. An Entertainment at Christmas, 1741. By the Gentlemen of Holt School' (pp. [255]--276). John Holmes was Master of the Grammar School at Holt, in Norfolk, and also the author of Latin, Greek and French grammars. An advertisement for the school is at the foot of the final page of the index, with publisher's advertisements on the verso. ESTC t84843.

Copy Notes Inscription in ink on recto of frontispiece plate: John Soane.

Binding C18th sheep covers, blind-ruled borders with blind roll-tooling parallel to spine, gilt double-ruled spine lettered in ink 'Geo. Holmes'.

Reference Number 520


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