Mechanick Dialling: Or, the 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 an
Place Published: London
Publisher: Edward Wicksteed at the Black Swan
Date Published: 1737
Edition: First edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 35662
193pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Rebound some time ago with 3/4 brown leather and brown cloth covered boards, with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the spine, and gilt stamped designs on the spine. New endsheets and flyleaves inserted at the time of binding. Good only. The spine and covers are rubbed. The boards are cracked along the joints. There is loss from the head of the spine. This loss measures just under 1/2 inch wide by 1/2 inch deep. The spine is darkened, and there are several dark stains on the bottom edges of the covers. The largest of these stains is 1 inch wide by 3/4 inch tall. There are two small abraded areas in the leather on the top edges of the board. Gilt stamped number on the spine. The corners of the covers are bumped. The underlying boards are exposed at the top corners. The last page of the text is adhered to the last flyleaf. Occasional light foxing throughout the pages.
With 12 folding plates. From p. 3- "And I think without Vanity I may venture to affirm, that by the Help of this Book only, the Learner may obtain a competent Knowledge in Dialling, in much less Time, and with much less Trouble, than he can by the Assistance of any other, or indeed all the Treatises which have yet appeared in English upon this Subject..."