The Young Gentleman?s Astronomy, Chronology, and Dialling, Containing such Elements of the said Arts or Sciences, as are most useful and easy to be known.

Wells, Edward D.D. Rector in Cotesbach in Leistershire:

Edité par James Knapton in St. Paul?s Church-Yard, c.1712, London, 1712
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Edition : First 1712 edition., Contemporary full brown calf, expertly rebacked with five raised bands, green morocco label on two with copper gilt lettering and ornaments; edges sprinkled with red., In his preface to the present 1712 first edition work, Wells states on the subject of the education of young gentlemen that ?the most proper Method to make the young Gentlemen Learned is this; to teach them at first only such Elements of the liberal Arts or Sciences, as are most useful in the common Affairs of Life, and withal most easy to be known.? The mathematician, geographer, and divine Wells began his own studies at Westminster school in 1680, furthermore received a scholarship in 1686 graduating from Oxford in 1690. He was inducted to the rectory of Cotesbach, Leicestershire, in 1701-2, received the degrees of B.D. and D.D. two years later and was instituted to the rectory of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire in 1716 on the presentation of his former pupil and benefactor, Browne Willis. During the period of 1709 to 1719, Wells produced a Greek critical edition of the New Testament, published in Oxford, drawing from the variant readings collated in the edition of John Mill in the construction of the text. , Size : 8vo. (190x115mm), Illustrated with 27 plates., Volume : Three vols. in one. , Title bears a very light signature in period ink of James Davis, 1737, and John Hilbury. , Title, blank; vol. 1: title, blank, preface (4), contents (2), introduction 1-6, 7-148, advertisement (4); vol 2: title, blank, preface (3), contents (3), 1-87, printer?s advertisement; vol.3: title, blank, preface (3), contents (3), 1-56. Two plates of vol. 3 are misplaced into vol. 1 show figures 10/11 and 12-16 respectively. Text and plates of the volume are complete and clean, the work in very good condition. N° de réf. du libraire B5001

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Titre : The Young Gentleman?s Astronomy, Chronology,...

Éditeur : James Knapton in St. Paul?s Church-Yard, c.1712, London

Date d'édition : 1712

Reliure : Hardcover

Edition : 1st Edition

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