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MANDEY, Venterus (1648--1701)
Mellificium mensionis: or, the marrow of measuring. Wherein a new and ready way is shewn how to measure glazing, painting, plaistering, masonry, joyners, carpenters, and bricklayers works. As also the measuring of land, and all other superficies and solids, by vulgar arithmetick, ... To which is added, an appendix, ... Illustrated with copper cuts. ... The third edition, with additions. By Venterus Mandey.
London: printed for Tho. Tebb; Sam. Illidge; and Tho. King, 1717.
[24], 487, [3] p., engr. port., [12] fold. pl. : wdcut illus. ; 17.3 cm. (8º)

First published in 1682, 2nd edition 1685, 4th edition 1727. Includes 'A Garden Of Geometrical Roses' and 'Some Principles And Problems In Geometry Thought formerly desperate' translated from the Latin of Thomas Hobbes. The six constituent books and the 'Appendix' have special dated title-pages; pagination and register are continuous. The final 3 pp. advertise books sold by Tebb. See BAL, Early printed books, no. 2031. ESTC t122643.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the plate of geometrical figures captioned 'Paste this on the Margin of Page 139, to fold up'. Bought from J. Williams for 8s. 6d. on 30 December 1833. (Spiers Box, loose bills).

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, gilt-tooled spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 2723


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