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Dialling, plain, concave, convex, projective, reflective, refractive. : Shewing, how to make all such dials, and to adorn them with all useful furniture relating to the course of the sun ; performed arithmetically, geometrically, instrumentally and mechanically: and illustrated with sculptures engraven in copper. Comprised in XIV. distinct tractates, the contents whereof follow next after the preface to the reader. The second edition corrected, and two new tractates added. Preview this item
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Dialling, plain, concave, convex, projective, reflective, refractive. : Shewing, how to make all such dials, and to adorn them with all useful furniture relating to the course of the sun ; performed arithmetically, geometrically, instrumentally and mechanically: and illustrated with sculptures engraven in copper. Comprised in XIV. distinct tractates, the contents whereof follow next after the preface to the reader. The second edition corrected, and two new tractates added.

Author: William Leybourn; Samuel Foster; Robert White; J. W.; John Twysden
Publisher: London : Printed by J. Matthews, for Awnsham and John Churchill at the Black Swan in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCC. [1700]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Leybourn; Samuel Foster; Robert White; J. W.; John Twysden
OCLC Number: 316646019
Notes: "Of the first tractate, the examples are all (or most of them) the same as are Mr. Wells in his Sciographia ... The second tractate was, partly a translation out of Magnon, by Mr. Thomas Gibson: and the third is partly Mr. Samuel Foster's ... The seventh tractate came to my hands in a Latine manuscript of Mr. Samuel Foster's, written with his own hand in anno 1640 ... The ninth tractate is wholly Mr. Samuel Foster's ... The tenth tractate also, is wholly his, and was ... transcribed from a manuscript of his, which he ... entituled Gold ... The eleventh tractate ... i Mr. Foster's also". cf. "To the reader". Also includes "Reflex dialling ... By John Twysden ... The twelfth tractate." and "Another way of reflex dialling ... written by Mr. Im. Halton."
With frontis. portrait (plate) of William Leybourn signed: R White ad vivum delin: et sculpsit.
Description: [12], 156, 120, 122-129, pages 120, 132-133, 132-191, [1] pages, 33 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portrait ; (fol.)
Other Titles: Dialing: plain, concave, convex, projective, reflective, refractive
Responsibility: Collected, methodifed, and published, by William Leybourn.

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