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FERGUSON, James (1710—1776)
The art of drawing in perspective made easy to those who have no previous knowledge of the mathematics. By James Ferguson, F.R.S. The second edition. Illustrated with plates.
London: printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1778.
xii, 123, [1] p., IX fold pl. ; 21.1 cm. (8°)

First published in 1775, the last of several instructive works by this self-taught Scottish astronomer. The final page advertises books written by the author and sold by T. Cadell. ESTC t18600.

Copy Notes Part of lot 10 bought for 9s. at the Attingham Hall Sale, 7 Aug. 1827 (q.v.). With the bookplate of Lord Berwick, inscribed in ink with the shelfmark F. 5. 17.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt roll-tooled spine, red and black morocco spine-labels and paper label with library shelfmark '10/6'. Uniformly bound with three other volumes of 'Ferguson's Works', Lectures, 6th ed., 1784 (q.v.), Tables and tracts, 2nd ed., 1771 (q.v.), and An easy introduction to astronomy, 4th ed., 1779 (q.v.).

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