An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry

Keith (Thomas)

An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry

and the Stereographic Projection of The Sphere; Including the Theory of Navigation... The Second Edition, Corrected and Improved.

Description: with 5 folding engraved plates, the first 2 spotted and the first offset, a few diagrams in the text, slightly browned in places, pp. xxviii, 420, 8vo, contemporary very dark blue straight-grained morocco, single gilt fillet to sided enclosing a roll tooled border, 'Miss Whitbread' in gilt letters within a frame at the centre of the upper cover, spine gilt in compartments, lettered in gilt direct, gilt edges, minor wear to extremities, joints touched up, good, bookplate removed from inside front cover, inscribed on the title-page 'Elizabeth Whitbread from her friend and admirer Thomas Keith'

Publication Details: Printed for the author; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1810

Notes: Loosely inserted is a slip of paper identifying the recipient as probably Elizabeth Whitbread, the elder daughter of Samuel Whitbread II, of brewing fame, born in 1791, married 1812 William Waldegrave, afterwards the 8th Earl Waldegrave. A number of pencil annotations testify to close, not uncritical, study. The year 1810 marked the pinnacle of Keith's career when he became geography tutor to Charlotte Augusta, daughter of the prince of Wales, and he also taught Princess Sophia Matilda.

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Price: £550

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1810

Stock Number: 59215

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