A Restitution of the Geometrical Treatise of Apollonius Pergaeus on Inclinations. Also the Theory of Gunnery; or the Doctrine of Projectiles in a Non-resisting Medium.

  • Burrow, Reuben
  • London: Printed by C. Etherington, for the Author 1779
  • ESTC T72502.

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. 39, [1] + 2 folding plates. Contemporary marbled wrappers. An even dampstain across almost the whole area of each leaf, some other soiling, a small burnhole to margin of first three leaves. Wrappers a touch worn.

Notes

The sole separate publication of mathematician Reuben Burrow (1747-1792), a significant advance on Horsley's 1770 edition of Apollonius's lost 'De Inclinationibus': 'in his preface Burrow criticizes it as clumsy and employing quasi-algebraic methods, and justifiably claims much greater simplicity and directness for his own work. The ability and elegance of his investigations...were admitted even by his critics' (ODNB).

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