1723 1st ed Mathematics Instruments Bion Engineering Science Navigation Physics

BION, Nicolas

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‘The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments’ is an important mathematics treatise by Nicolas Bion which is considered “the most famous book devoted to instruments.” (Knight). Bion was a 17th-century engineer and math tool maker who was well-known for being the king’s engineer.

 

This 1723 first English edition includes all 26 full-page and folding engravings – a highly desirable book! Illustrations in this book depict navigational tools such as compasses, ships and ship masts, armillary spheres, and protractors; it also includes maps, clocks, sundials, globes, vacuum pumps, pendulums, mirrors, telescopes, and more!

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1723 1st ed Mathematics Instruments Bion Engineering Science Navigation Physics

 

Rare 1st English edition of Bion’s famous mathematics treatise!

 

‘The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments’ is an important mathematics treatise by Nicolas Bion which is considered “the most famous book devoted to instruments.” (Knight). Bion was a 17th-century engineer and math tool maker who was well-known for being the king’s engineer.

 

This 1723 first English edition includes all 26 full-page and folding engravings – a highly desirable book! Illustrations in this book depict navigational tools such as compasses, ships and ship masts, armillary spheres, and protractors; it also includes maps, clocks, sundials, globes, vacuum pumps, pendulums, mirrors, telescopes, and more!

 

Item number: #5166

Price: $2500

 

BION, Nicolas

 

The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of M. Bion, … To which are added, the construction and uses of such instruments as are omitted by M. Bion; … By Edmund Stone. The whole illustrated with twenty-six folio copper-plates

 

London : printed by H. W. [Henry Woodfall] for John Senex; and William Taylor, 1723. First English edition. 1st printing!

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • vii, [1], 264
    • 26 folding plates
  • References: Knight, History of Science 1660-1914, p. 202
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~14in X 9.25in (35.5cm x 24.5cm)

 

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5166

Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

BION, Nicolas

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete