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ADAMS, George, senior (1720--1773)
A treatise describing the construction, and explaining the use of new celestial and terrestrial globes. ... By George Adams, ... The fourth edition, in which a comprehensive view of the solar system is given; and the use of the globes is farther shewn in the explanation of spherical triangles.
London: printed for and sold by the author, 1777.
xxviii, 345, [1], 14 p., 14 pl. ; 21.0 cm. (8°)

First published in 1766. With a dedication to George III and a final 'Catalogue Of Mathematical, Philosophical, and Optical Instruments, Made under the Inspection and Direction of George Adams, ...'. Dedication 'To The King' is in fact by Samuel Johnson. See A.T. Hazen, Samuel Johnson's prefaces & dedications (New Haven 1937), p. [1]--4. ESTC n13723.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 3s. on 9 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.4). Front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil Plates -3-.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1556


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