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- The works of Edmund Gunter : containing the description and use of his sector, cross-staff, bow, quadrant, and other instruments : with a canon of artificial sines and tangents, to a radius of 10,00000 [sic] parts, and logarithms from an unite [sic] to 10000 with the use thereof in arithmetick, geometry, astronomy, mathematicks in the Bulwark neer the Tower.
- A Short treatise of the description of the sector : wherein is also shown the great use of that excellent instrument, in the solution of several mathematical problems
- A supplement to geometrical dialling, : by William Leybourn, philomath. Shewing how by scale and compasses to inscribe such circles of the sphere into sun-dial-plains, that shall shew (besides the hour of the day) the diurnal motion of the Sun; his place in the zodiack; the time from his rising, and setting; the Babylonian, Italian, and Jewish hours; the point of the compass upon which the Sun is at any time of the day, and the proportions of shadows to their heights. Also a general and easie way to project hour-lines upon all kinds of superficies, without any regard had to their standing, either in respect of declination, reclination, or inclination. And how from a glass horizontally placed in the soyl of a window, to reflect hours upon any superficies, either flat, or curved; one, or many
- An addition vnto the vse of the instrument called the circles of proportion, for the working of nauticall questions : Together with certaine necessary considerations and advertisements touching navigation. All which, as also the former rules concerning this instrument are to bee wrought not onely instrumentally, but with the penne, by arithmeticke, and the canon of triangles. Hereunto is also annexed the excellent vse of two rulers for calculation. And is to follow after the 111 page of the first part
- De sectore & radio. : The description and vse of the sector in three bookes. The description and vse of the cross-staffe in other three bookes. For such as are studious of mathematicall practise
- Decimal arithmetick : wherein the whole art is made easy to any indifferent capacity. By notation, addition, substraction, multiplication, and division. With several variations. Also, reduction, with the golden rule, or rule of three, shewing several wayes of measuring circles, globes, balls or cylinders, &c. and to find the solid content of any butt, pipe or cask cones and their frustums, with several waies of measuring taper timber. To which is added the description of a very easy instrument for the taking of any heights or distances without geometry or trigonometry, scale compasses or line of cords, only counting the divisions of the instrument, with the explanation of the multiplication of decimal or vulgar fractions, the rules of practise in decimals and so plain a way of extracting the square root almost as easy division. Also an essay to gunnery, shewing several waies of finding any inaccessible distance of altitude, within common sight, with very many things never before made publick, of which you m
- Dialing, plain, concave, convex, projective, reflective, refractive : shewing hovv to make all such dials and to adorn them with all useful furniture, relating to the course of the sun, performed arithmetically, geometrically, instrumentally and mechanically : and illustrated by sculptures, engraven in copper : comprised in XI distinct tractates, the contents whereof follow next after the preface to the reader
- Grammelogia, or, The mathematicall ring : extracted from the logarythmes, and projected circular : now published in th[e] inlargement thereof unto any magnitude fit for use, shewing any reasonable capacity that hath not arithmeticke, how to resolve and worke, all ordinary operations of arithmeticke : and those that are most difficult with greatest facilitie, the extract on of rootes, the valuation of leases, &c. the measuring of plaines and solids, with the resolution of plaine and sphericall triangles applied to the practicall parts of geometrie, horo[l]ogographic, geographie, fortification, navigation, astronomie, &c, and that onely by an ocular inspection, and a circular motion
- Le premier livre des instruments mathematiques mechaniques
- Operations of the geometric and military compass, 1606
- Proteo militare di Bartolomeo Romano. : Diuiso in tre libri. Nel primo si descrive la fabrica di detto proteo, & in esso nuovo istrumento, tutti gli altri istrumenti di matematica che imaginar si possano. Nel secondo, e terzo si tratta dell'vso di detto istrumento, nelquale si formano tutte le figure di geometria, e diuersi istrumenti di prospettiua, pittura, scoltura, & architettura. S'insegna ancora l'arte del navigare, e quella del guerreggiare con nuouo, e facilissimo modo, come più distintamente nella tauola si potra redere
- The art of dialling : by a new, easie, and most speedy way. Shewing, how to describe the hour lines upon all sorts of plains ; howsoever, or in what latitude soever, situated. Also ; to find the hour of the day, and the azimuth of the sun, whereby the sight of any plain is examined. Performed by a quadrant filled with lines necessary to that purpose. Invented and published in anno 1638. by Samuel Foster, then professor of astronomie in Gresham Colledge. The second edition, with several additions and variations of the authors, deduced from his own manuscript. With a supplement, performing all the instrumental work of the quadrant, by calculation. By help of the canons of sines and tangents, which of all ways is the most exact. By William Leybourn philomath
- The art of dialling : by a new, easie, and most speedy way. Shewing, how to describe the hour lines upon all sorts of plains; howsoever, or in what latitude soever, situated. Also; to find the hour of the day, and the azimuth of the sun, whereby the sight of any plain is examined. Performed by a quadrant filled with lines necessary to that purpose. Invented and published in anno 1638. by Samuel Foster, then professor of astronomie in Gresham Colledge. The second edition, with several additions and variations of the authors, deduced from his own manuscript. With a supplement, performing all the instrumental work of the quadrant, by calculation. By help of the canons of sines and tangents, which of all ways is the most exact. By William Leybourn philomath
- The art of dialling : performed geometrically, by scale and compasses, Two several ways. Arithmetically, by the canons of signs and tangents: instrumentally, by a trigonal instrument, accommodated with lines for that purpose: the geometrical part whereof is performed by projecting of the sphere in plano, upon the plain it self, whereby not only the making, but the reason also of dials is discover'd. The third edition, enlarged. With a supplement, shewing how geometrically and mechanically to insert into all sorts of sun-dials, such circles of the Sun's course as gives the hour and length of the day, according to the account of several countries, &c. And to project and reflect hour-lines upon all sorts of superficies, plain or curved, without any regard had to their standing, either in respect of declination, or inclination. By William Leybourn, philomath
- The art of dialling : performed geometrically, by scale and compasses, arithmetically, by the canons of sines and tangents, instrumentally, by a trigonal instrument, accommodated with lines for that purpose
- The art of dialling : performed geometrically, by scale and compasses: arithmetically, by the canons of sines and tangents: instrumentally, by a trigonal instrument, accommodated with lines for that purpose; the geometrical part whereof is performed by projecting of the sphere in plano, upon the plain it self, whereby not only the making, but the reason also of dials is discovered. The second edition diligently corrected and enlarged, with a second way of geometrical dialling, very easie, plain, and universal. By William Leybourn, philomath
- The art of dialling : performed geometrically, by scale and compasses: arithmetically, by the canons of sines and tangents: instrumentally, by a trigonal instrument. The geometrical part whereof is performed by projecting of the sphere in plano, upon the plan it self, whereby not only the making, but the reason also of dials is discovered. A second way of geometrical dialling very easie, plain and universal. The third edition. To which is added a supplement; shewing, how by scale and compasses to inscribe such circles of the sphere into sun-dial-plans that shall shew (besides the hour of the day) the diurnal motion of the sun; his place in the zodiack; the time from his rising, and setting; Babilonian, Italian, and Jewish hours; the point of the compass upon which the sun is at any time of the day, and the proportions of shadows to their heights. Also, a general and easie way to project hour lines upon all kinds of supersicies without any regard had to their standing. And, how from a glass horizontally plac
- The circles of proportion and the horizontal instrument : The former shewing the maner how to work proportions both simple and compound: and the ready and easy resolving of quæstions both in arithmetic, geometrie, & astronomie: and is newly increased with an additament for navigation. All which rules may also be wrought with the penne by arithmetic, and the canon of triangles. The later teaching how to work most quæstions, which may be performed by the globe: and to delineat dialls upon any kind of plaine. Invented, and written in latine by W.O. Translated into English, and set out for the public benefit, by William Forster
- The circles of proportion and the horizontall instrument
- The circles of proportion and the horizontall instrument &c.
- The circles of proportion and the horizontall instrument. Both invented, and the vses of both written in Latine by Mr. W.O. Translated into English: and set forth for the publique benefit by William Forster
- The construction, and vse of the line of proportion : By helpe whereof the hardest questions of arithmetique & geometry, as well in broken as whole numbers, are resolved by addition and subtraction. By Edm: Wingate, gent
- The description and use of an instrument, called the double scale of proportion : By which instrument, all questions in arithmetick, geometry, trigonometry, astronomy, geography, navigation, fortification, gunnery, gaging vessels, dialling, may be most accurately and speedily performed, without the assistance of either pen or compasses. By Seth Partridge
- The description and use of an ordinary joynt-rule fitted with lines : for the ready finding the lengths and angles of rafters and hips, and collar-beams in any square or bevilling roofes at any pitch, and the ready drawing the architrave, freize and cornice in any order. With other useful conclusions by the said rule. By John Browne
- The description and use of the carpenters-rule : together with the use of the line of numbers (inscribed thereon) in arithmatick and geometry. And the application thereof to the measuring of superficies and solids gaging of vessels, military order interest and annuities: with tables of reduction, &c. To which is added, the use of a (portable) geometrical sun-dial, with a nocturnal on the backside, for the exact and ready finding the hour of the day and night: and other mathematical conclusions. Also of a universal dial for the use of seamen or others. Collected and fitted to the meanest capacity. By J.B
- The description and use of the carpenters-rule: : together with the use of the line of numbers (inscribed thereon) in arithmetick and geometry. And the application thereof to the measuring of superficies and solids, gaging of vessels, military orders, interest and annuities: with tables of reduction, &c. : To which is added, the use of a (portable) geometrical sun-dial, with a nocturnal on the backside, for the exact and ready finding the hour of the day and night: and other mathematical conclusions. Also of a universal-dial for the use of seamen or others. With the use of a sliding or glasiers-rule and Mr. White's rule for solid measure.
- The description and uses of a new contriv'd eliptical double dial; as also of the universal æquinoctial dial : Which serve to find the latitude, hour of the day, the true meridian, the altitude, azimuth, and declination of the sun; his place in the ecliptick, the time of his rising and setting, length of day and night, &c. With a scheme of each dial curiously engraven. Very useful for all seamen and travellers, and our curious gentry to set, examine, and adjust their pendulums. Whereunto is added a correct table of the latitude of the most eminent cities and towns in Europe; as also a table of equation. By Tho. Tuttell mathematical instument-maker at the Kings-Arms and Globe at Charing-Cross
- The description and uses of the general horological-ring: or universal ring-dyal : Being the invention of the late reverend Mr. W. Oughtred, as it is usually made of a portable pocket size. With a large and correct table of the latitudes of the principal places in every shire throughout England and Wales, &c. And several ways to find a meridian-line for the setting a horizontal dyal. By Henry Wynne, maker of mathematical instruments near the Sugar-loaf in Chancery-lane
- The description and vse of the sector : for such as are studious of mathematicall practise
- The description and vse of the sector, the crosse-staffe and other instruments : for such as are studious of mathematicall practise
- The description and vse of the sector, the crosse-staffe, and other instruments : for such as are studious of mathematicall practise
- The description and vse of the sector, the crosse-staffe, and other instruments : vvith a canon of artificiall sines and tangents, to a radius of 10000.0000. parts, and the vse thereof in astronomie, navigation, dialling, and fortification, &c. The second edition much augmented. By Edm. Gunter sometime professor of astronomie in Gresham Colledge in London
- The line of proportion or numbers, commonly called Gunter's line, made easie : by the which may be measured all manner of superficies and solids, as board, glass, pavement, timber, stone, &c : also how to perform the same by a line of equal parts, drawn from the centre of a two-foot rule : whereunto is added the use of the line of proportion improved, whereby all manner of superficies and solids may both exactly and speedily be measured without the help of pen or compasses, by inspection, looking onely upon the ruler
- The line of proportion or numbers, commonly called Gunters line, made easie : By the which may be measured all manner of superficies and solids, as board, glass, pavement, timber, stone, &c. Also, how to perform the same by a line of equal parts, drawn from the centre of a two-foot-rule. Whereunto is added the use of the line of proportion improved: whereby all manner of superficies and solids, may both exactly and speedily be measured, without the help of pen or compasses, by inspection, looking only upon the ruler. The second edition corrected, and somewhat enlarged by William Leybourn
- The line of proportion or numbers, commonly called Gunters line, made easie : by the which may be measured all manner of superficies and solids, as board, glass, pavement, timber, stone, &c. : also, how to perform the same by a line of equal parts ... : whereunto is added, the use of the line of proportion improved ...
- The line of proportion, commonly called Gunter's line, made easie : a second part, with the addition of other lines, which may conveniently be put upon a two-foot rule and their uses exemplified
- The practical gauger : arithmetical and instrumental: by lines commonly put on four-foot rules ; usually made for the use of the officers in the duty of excise. With the full application thereof in whatsoever may concern a gauger in his geometrical affairs, for all sorts of close or open vessels. With plain directions to extract the square and cube-root by arithmetick. And the line of proportion made more easie and familiar to any capacity, than hitherto hath been. By John Brown
- The practical gauger : arithmetical and instrumental: by lines commonly put on four-foot rules; usually made for the use of the officers in the duty of excise. With the full application thereof in whatsoever may concern a gauger in his geometrical affairs, for all sorts of close or open vessels. With plain directions to extract the square and cube-root by arithmetick. And the line of proportion made more easie and familiar to any capacity, than hitherto hath been. By John Brown
- The sector on a quadrant, or A treatise containing the description and use of four several quadrants two small ones and two great ones, each rendred many wayes, both general and particular. : Each of them accomodated for dyalling; for the resolving of all proportions instrumentally; and for the ready finding the hour and azimuth universally in the equal limbe. Of great use to seamen and practitioners in the mathematicks. Written by John Collins accountant philomath. Also An appendix touching reflected dyalling from a glass placed at any reclination
- The sector on a quadrant, or, A treatise containing the description and use of three several quadrants; : each rendred many wayes both general and particular. Accommodated for dyalling, for the resolving of all proportions instrumentally, and for the ready finding the hour and azimuth universally, in the equal limb. Of great use to seamen, and practitioners in the mathematiques. Written by John Collins accountant, and student in the mathematiques. Also an appendix touching reflected dyalling, from a glass however posited. With large cuts of each quadrant, printed from the original plates graved by Henry Sutton, either loose, or pasted upon boards
- The uses of a quadrant fitted for daily practise. : Both with the ordinary lines for the hour and azimuth, and other things of the suns course in reference to the horizon. And also with new lines serving to the fore-mentioned and other purposes more accurately. As namely to find the hour of the night by the stars; to describe the most usuall sorts of dials; to perform all common things in mensuration. And many other requisite conclusions. Performed in an accurate, easie, and delightfull way. By Sam: Foster, Professor of Astronomie in Gresham Colledg. Published by A:T

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