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Thomas Stirrup's Compleat Diallist 1659  

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Horometria: or The compleat diallist. Wherein the whole mystery of the art of dialling is plainly taught three several wayes; two of which are performed geometrically by rule and compass onely: and the third instrumentally, by a quadrant fitted for that purpose. With the working of such propositions of the sphere, as are most usefull in astronomy and navigation, both geometrically and instrumentally...

Stirrup, Thomas


Printed by R. & W. Leybourn, for Thomas Pierrepont



Whereunto is added an appendix, shewing how the parallels of declination; the Jewish, Babylonish, & Italian houres; the azimuths, almicanters, &c. may be easily inscribed on any dial whatsoever, by rule and compasse onely. And to draw a diall on the seeling of a room, by W. Leybourn. Also, Dialling universal, performed by an easie and most speedy way, shewing how to describe the hour-lines on all sorts of planes whatsoever, and in any latitude: performed by certain scales set on a small portable ruler, by G.S. practitioner in the mathematicks. [8], 181, [3]; [8], 31, [1 blank] pp. (A-Z4, Aa4; A-E4). With numerous woodcut diagrams. (4to) 18x13.5 cm (7x5¼"), modern blind-tooled leather. Second Edition with additions.

The second edition of Stirrup’s work on sundials, quadrants and other instruments containing some additional types of dial. This is the issue with the addition of Dialling Universal, with separate title-page, pagination and register, and mention of it on the title-page of the major work. The Appendix by Leybourne has a separate title page, but continuous pagination and register with the first work. Wing S5689. Old in notes and figures on flyleaves, including ownership signature of Edward Hunt.

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Some aging to contents, neat marginal repairs to A2-3, very good in fine modern binding.

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