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HODGSON, James (1672--1755)
A system of the mathematics, containing the Euclidean geometry, plane and spherical trigonometry; the projection of the sphere, both orthographic and stereographic, astronomy, the use of globes and navigation: the manner of computing the appulses of the moon ... New solar tables, ... The construction of the meridional parts, ... Also a table of meridional parts ... Together with a large and very useful table of the latitudes and logitudes or places; ... By James Hodgson, ...
London: printed for Thomas Page, William and Fisher Mount, 1723.
2 vols ; 19.5 cm. (4º)
I: [4], viii, xx, 323, [1], 285--540, 537--697, [1] p., [6] fold. pl. : wdcut illus.
II: [4], xi, [1], 422, [2], 417--542, [122] p., [130] p., 8 fold. pl. : wdcut illus.

In vol. I pp. 285-324 and pp. 537-540 occur twice in the pagination; pp. 521-524 and pp. 545-546 are omitted from the pagination. In vol. II pp. 417-424 occur twice in the pagination. The register is also irregular. With a blank leaf (6G4) is present in vol. II between pp. 422 and 417. The Soane copy represents a state before the addition of plate numbers to the plates in vol. I, with the plates in vol. II misnumbered and before the addition of 'Vol: 2' to the plate captions.

Copy Notes Both volumes inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane/ 1805, and vol. I additionally 0/4/0. Thomas Boone was paid 4s. on 22 July 1805. (Spiers Box). Most of the plates in this copy are tipped onto the fore-edges of the letterpress.

Binding C18th Cambridge-style blind-panelled calf, red spine-labels.

Reference Number 2473


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