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ROBERTSON, John (1712--76)
A compleat treatise of mensuration, in all it's branches; containing many new and necessary improvements in a much more easy and familiar method than any hitherto extant. ... By J. Robertson, teacher of the mathematics.
London: printed for J. Wilcox; and J. Hodges, 1739.
xi, [1], 220, [8] p., 3 fold. pl. : wdcut illus. ; 16.5 cm. (12º)

Originally published 1738; later editions appeared in 1748 and 1779. The title-page verso advertises books printed for J. Wilcox and for J. Hodges. Colophon at the foot of p. 220: Printed by C. Jephson. The final leaf has a list of errata on the recto, with further booksellers' advertisements on the verso. ESTC t167150.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting plate 2. Inscribed in ink with numerous signatures, notes and doodles, notably: on front pastedown-endpaper and verso of plates 1 and 3 William Soan, Sir John's eldest brother, born 1741; on title-page Soan with e added later; on page [iii] Soan/ 1765; on page 42 Mr Hawneys Whole Art of Measuring is better for a/ learner; & after he has gone thro Mr. Hawney's/ Art of Measuring/ he will be/ an expert/ Measurer & I refer/ him to read this/ over carefully. See Margaret Richardson and MaryAnne Stevens, eds, John Soane architect: master of space and light, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London 1999, cat. no. 4 (p. 83).

Binding C18th Cambridge-style panelled sheep.

Reference Number 3178


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