1828. DAVENPORT, Richard. THE AMATEUR'S PERSPECTIVE; BEING AN ATTEMPT TO PRESENT T THEORY IN THE SIMPLEST FORM. London: The Author, 1828. 4to. Contemporary grey paper boards. xi, 84 pages, large lithograph folding plates, plus 23 text diagrams. First edition. An uncommon work with only six copies in American libraries listed on OCLC of this first edition. According to the title page it was written "so to method and arrange the subject, as to render the practice familiarly intelligible to the uninitiated in a few hours of study." It is divided into two parts. The first part is theory, general principles and definitions. The second part is practical rules and application with chapters on definitions; problems; solid and summary and additional remarks. The folding plates are by Hullmandel and are numbered I-XIV, and "Continuation of Plate XVI." Neatly respined with new paper label, end-papers, and paste-downs. Some foxing to edges of plates and the title page, else very good. (Inventory #: 39723)
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