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TAYLOR, Michael.
Tables of Logarithms of All Numbers, From 1 To 101000;

And of the Sines and Tangents to Every Second of the Quadrant. With a Preface and Precepts for the Explanation and Use of the Same, By NEVIL MASKELYNE, F.R.S. Astronomer Royal.

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pp. (xvi), 64, (lxviii) Tables, (ccclxxviii) Tables. Contemporary boards with new cloth spine, the occasional leaf with foxing, printed on heavy paper with the lower edges uncut, a very good copy.

*SOTHERAN I #4778 - 'A rare and valuable work.... Taylor was also author of the largest sexagesimal tables ever issued, published by order of the Commissioners of Longitude.' This set of Tables was published by subscription and contains the list of 350 subscribers including WILLIAM HERSCHEL, JOSEPH BANKS, MR. HARRISON ; on account of its great size, it never came into general use. See also ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA - 'The next great advance on Vlacq's 'Trigonometria artificalis' took place more than a century and a half afterwards, when Michael Taylor [1756-1789] published in 1792 his seven decimal tables of log sines and tangents.......'. NO COPY in the TURNER COLLECTION of Mathematical Books, nor in AUGUSTUS DE MORGAN Arithmetical Books.

Printed by Christopher Buckton, and sold by Francis Wingrave. London.

Date Published: 1792. Folio.

Stock No. 62894

Price: 600.00

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