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Mechanick dialling: or, the new art of shadows: freed from the many obscurities, superfluities and errors of former writers upon this Subject. The whole laid down after so plain a Method that any Person (tho' a Stranger to the Art) With a Pair of Compasses and Common Rules only, May make a Dial upon any Plane for any Place in the World, as well as those who have attained to the greatest Knowledge and Perfection in the Mathematicks. Illustrated with many copper plates, and examples of dials for London, Exeter, Bristol, Worcester, Oxford, Cambridge, Norwich, Lincoln, Chester, Liverpool, York, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, Edinburgh, Dublin, &c. To which are added, 1. A choice collection of mottos in Latin and English. 2. A New and Correct Alphabetical table of the mos eminent cities, towns, in the whole World; shewing the elevation of the Pole, and the Difference of their Meridian from London. 3. The best and most approved methods of painting sun dials. A Work not only useful for Artificers, but very entertaining for Gentlemen, and those Students at the Universities, that would understand Dialling, without the Trouble of going through a Course of Mathematics. By Charles Leadbetter, Teacher of the Mathematics in London.

  • Leadbetter, Charles, active 1728.
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London : printed for Edward Wicksteed at the Black Swan in Newgate-Street, 1737.

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xvi,22,17-193,[1]p.,plates : ill. ; 8⁰.

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ESTC T133701

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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