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WARD, John, of Chester (fl. 1698--1709)
The young mathematician's guide. Being a plain and easie introduction to the mathematicks. In five parts. Viz. I. Arithmetick, ... II. Algebra, ... III. The elements of geometry, ... IV. Conick-sections, ... V. The arithmetick of infinites explain'd, ... With an appendix of practical gauging. The second edition corrected. By John Ward, philomath. ...
London: printed for Tho. Horne, J. Woodward, and A. Bettesworth, 1713.
[8], 451, [3] p., engr. frontis. port. : wdcut illus. ; 19.7 cm. (8º)

A popular primer, first published in 1707 and reaching its 12th edition in 1771. This copy lacks the extra preliminary leaf found in some variant copies. The final [3] pages contain a list of books published by Thomas Horne. ESTC t132407.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper J. Soane / March 18th, 1769, the final "e" being added after 1783. The title-page inscribed in ink J..Soane, (the "e" added later) and at the foot of the page 1769, with hatching between the letters of 'Mathematicks'. Also in ink on rear free-endpaper and rear paste-down J. S. London - / Corner of Moorfields - / Price 2 / 1769 and a small doodle of a face. This inscription indicates that by March 1769 Soane was in London in the household of George Dance, into whose service he had been introduced probably in the previous year by the surveyor James Peacock. See P. de la Ruffinière du Prey, John Soane's architectural education (New York and London 1977), pp. 16-21. The list of errata at the end of the 'Preface' (foot of the third prelim. leaf) has been crossed out with the note These Errors are corrected.

Binding C18th Cambridge-style blind-panelled calf.

Reference Number 3547


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