Lot 10: Emerson, William. [Reckoning & Surveying]
05 November 2016
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Description: [Collection of works by William Emerson, English mathematician, 1701-1782] Including: THE DOCTRINE OF COMBINATIONS, PERMUTATIONS AND COMPOSITIONS OF QUANTITIES. London, 1770. , 29,  pp. [Bound With] CHRONOLOGY: OR, THE ART OF RECKONING TIME. London, 1770. , iv, 7-88 pp. [Bound With] CALCULATION, LIBRATION, AND MENSURATION; OR THE ARTS OF RECKONING, WEIGHING, AND MEASURING. London, 1770. , iv, 7-168 + 4 folding plates. [Bound With] THE ART OF SURVEYING OF MEASURING LAND. London, 1770. , iii, , 138, 26 pp. + 6 folding plates. ***************** Bound volume of 4 works. 8" x 4.5". Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards. Some occasional light foxing, first title with tissue reinforcement near gutter and old library ink-stamp to title verso, quite clean overall with mild and consistent age-tone, Very Good. The present copy with several instances of extensive marginal notes and drawings (refer to photos), with early ink signature of J. Hindley to title.