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HAWNEY, William (fl. 1717)
The complete measurer: or, the whole art of measuring. In two parts. The first part teaching decimal arithmetick, ... and also the multiplication of feet and inches, ... The second part teaching to measure all sorts of superficies and solids, ... The twelfth edition. ... By William Hawney, philomath. ...
London: printed for H. Woodfall, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes and W. Clarke and R. Collins, G. Keith, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, C. Rivington, R. Ware, and M. Richardson, 1766.
ix, [3], 346, [2] p. : wdcut illus. ; 16.2 cm. (12º)

The first edition of this popular primer appeared in 1717. The title-page verso contains an advertisement for another of the author's books and for a book by Dr John Harris, whose recommendation is on the title-page. The final [2] pages contain a list of 'Books printed for the Proprietors of this Work.' ESTC t109458.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper J. Soane/ 1769 (the 'e' added later), also a small sketch for A Cellar 17 feet long/ 15 feet broad and several arithmetical calculations and continuing on verso, with references to Charles Hutton's Treatise on Mensuration, 1770, which is not in Soane's library. A few calculations in ink in text. On the title-page, the last three letters of 'Complete' underlined and corrected in ink to --eat.


Binding Contemporary sheep, gilt double-rule borders and spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2436


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