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Mr. De Sargues universal way of dyaling, or, Plain and easie directions for placing the axeltree, and marking the hours in sun-dyals, after the French, Italian, Babilonian and Jewish manner : together with the manner of drawing the lines of the signs, of finding out the height of the sun above the horizon, and the east-rising of the same, the elevation of the pole, and the position of the meridian : all which may be done in any superficies whatsoever, and in what situation soever it be, without any skill at all in astronomy / by Daniel King gent.

Author/Creator:
Desargues, Gérard, 1591-1661.
Standardized Title:
Manière universelle pour poser l'essieu. English
Other Title:
Mister De Sargues universal way of dyaling
Universal way of dyaling
Plain and easie directions for placing the axeltree, and marking the hours in sun-dyals, after the French, Italian, Babilonian and Jewish manner
Publication:
London : Printed by Tho. Leash, and are to be sold by Isaac Pridmore ..., 1659.
Format/Description:
Book
[20], 108 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. (4to)
Subjects:
Sundials -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Notes:
Translated from Bosse's Le manière universelle pour poser l'essieu et placer les heures, Paris, 1643.
Woodcut head-pieces; initials.
"To all lovers of ingenious practices" signed: Jonas Moore.
Errors in pagination: 17-18, 31-32 omitted; p. 107 incorrectly numbered 10; some plates apparently considered part of pagination.
In most copies the advertisements on p. [18] are covered with a leaf of errata.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy imperfect: first four leaves, including title leaf, wanting; supplied in manuscript.
Culture Class Collection copy half-bound in brown leather over marbled paper boards; brief title stamped in gilt on a brown leather label on spine.
Culture Class Collection copy has extensive ms. bibliographical notes in brown ink on front free endpaper and front flyleaf.
Culture Class Collection copy has the arms of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron Fairfax of Cameron (1612-1671), apparently excised from a leather binding and affixed to front pastedown, with the armorial bookplate of John Fiott Lee below; inscription at head of front pastedown in brown ink that reads "J. Lee. Doctors Commons repaired February 1831."
Penn Provenance:
Fairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Baron, 1612-1671 (armorial binding) (bookplate) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Lee, John, 1783-1866 (bookplate) (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1659
Cited in:
ESTC, R17188
Wing (2nd ed., 1994), D1127.
Contributor:
Bosse, Abraham, 1602-1676.
Leach, Thomas, fl. 1658-1669, printer.
Pridmore, Isaac, fl. 1656-1659, bookseller.
King, Daniel, d. 1664?
Moore, Jonas, Sir, 1617-1679.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
French Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
15999064
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