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Eames, John, -1744

Introductio brevissima ad perspectivam : projectionem & spherae stereographicam, orthographica[m] et gnomicam : in usum juventutis academicae conscripta / a Johanne Eames S.T.P. & R.S.S.

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Great Britain, 1765, Nov. 20.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([1], 143, 11, [47] leaves) : ill. ; 19 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC749 .E36 1765
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Archives & Manuscripts
John Eames (1686-1744) was a tutor of theology and the natural sciences and friend of Sir Isaac Newton. The 1726 edition of Isaac Watts's treatise on astronomy and geography was dedicated to him, but he is not known to have published any works in his own right. Cf. DNB.
In pen and brown ink.
Quarter gilt-tooled calf binding with marbled paper covers.
Manuscript fair copy on perspective and spherical projection, followed by a separately foliated section with caption title "Optica", in a different hand. All leaves are ruled in red ink. The text is written on rectos only, with the versos being used for numerous diagrams or annotations. One of the diagrams is on a separate leaf which has been tipped-in. The Optica section is dated at end: Novr. 20 1765.
Subject Terms:
Dialing -- Early works to 1800.
Geometry, Descriptive -- Early works to 1800.
Optics -- Early works to 1800.
Perspective -- Early works to 1800.
Refraction -- Early works to 1800.
Spherical projection -- Early works to 1800.
Ink drawings.
Mechanical drawings.
Scientific illustrations.

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