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KEAY, Isaac (fl. 1704)
The practical measurer his pocket companion: containing tables ready cast up, for the speedy mensuration of timber, board, &c. Being very useful for such as are necessarily employ'd in the practice of measuring. By Isaac Keay. With an appendix by Mr. Hatton, containing four several ways of measuring both timber of one thickness and tapering; with a vindication of measuring by the girt; and a preface. The seventh edition, carefully revised and corrected: to which is now added, a table for reducing unequal-sided timber, stone, &c. to a true square.
London: printed by H. Woodfall, for W. Innys and J. Richardson, J. Knapton, D. Browne, S. Birt, J. Hodges, J. and J. Rivington, J. Ward, S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, and M. and T. Longman, 1756.
[22], 168, [2] p. ; 17.8 cm. (long 8º)

First edition 1704. The Soane copy of the seventh edition is the only one traced. Gathered in fours, with horizontal chain lines and the watermarks at the middle fore-edge of leaves 3 and 4. The final leaf (2A4) advertises books printed for T. Longman.

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, gilt double-rule borders.

Reference Number 2538


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