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ALINGHAM, William (fl. 1694--1710 )
An epitome of geometry, being a compendious collection of the first, third, fifth, sixth, eleventh and twelfth books of Euclid; ... Also Euclid's second book and doctrine of proportion, algebraically demonstrated. To which is subjoin'd, a treatise of measuring superficies and solids; ... directions for measuring board and timber; ... taking the plan of any court, yard, garden, &c. ... Second edition, carefully corrected. By William Alingham, ...
London: printed for Richard and William Mount, and Thomas Page, 1714.
[12], 195, [1] p. : wdcut illus. ; 17.3cm. (8°)

First published c. 1700. The final page contains a sample title-page advertising Isaac Barrow's edition of Euclide's Elements, 1714. ESTC n7022.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on the first front free-endpaper J.Soane / 1769 and on the second John Soane above the Latin inscription Nomen hic pono / Quia librum perdere Nolo, referring to his having put his name in the book in order not to lose it. See Margaret Richardson and MaryAnne Stevens, eds, John Soane architect: master of space and light, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London 1999, cat. no. 3 (p. 83). The final "e" of Soane's name was added after about 1783.

Binding C18th blind-panelled sheep.

Reference Number 1598


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