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Practical geometry applied to the useful arts of building, surveying, gardening and mensuration; calculated for the service of gentlemen as well as artisans, and set to view in four parts. Containing, I. Preliminaries or the foundations of the several arts above-mentioned. II. The various orders of architecture, laid down and improved from the best masters; with the ways of making draughts of buildings, gardens, groves, fountains, &c. the laying down of maps, cities, lordships, farms, &c. III. The doctrine and rules of mensuration of all kinds, illustrated by select examples in building, gardening, timber, &c. IV. Exact tables of mensuration, shewing, by inspection, the superficial and solid contents of all kinds of bodies, without the fatigue of arithmetical computation: to which is annexed, an account of the clandestine practice now generally obtaining in mensuration, and particularly the damage sustained in selling timber by measure. The whole exemplisy'd with a large number of folio copper plates, curiously engraven by the best hands. By Batty Langley.

  • Langley, Batty, 1696-1751.
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London : Printed for Aaron Ward at the King's-Arms in Little-Britain, 1729.

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[6],viii,[8],136p.,XLI[i.e.XL]plates ; 20.


The second edition.

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ESTC N20448



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