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Miscellanies, or, Mathematical lucubrations of Mr. Samuel Foster, sometime publike professor of astronomie in Gresham Colledge in London / published, and many of them translated into English, by the care and industry of John Twysden ... ; whereunto he hath annexed some things of his own ; the catalogue of all which the following page will shew.

Author/Creator:
Foster, Samuel, d. 1652.
Other title:
Miscellanies, or, Mathematical lvcvbrations of Mr. Samuel Foster, sometime publike professor of astronomie in Gresham Colledge in London
Miscellanies
Mathematical lucubrations of Mr. Samuel Foster, sometime publike professor of astronomie in Gresham Colledge in London
Miscellanea, sive, Lucubrationes mathematicae Samuelis Foster, olim Londini in Collegio Greshamensi astronomiae professoris publicae
Miscellanea, sive, Lvcvbrationes mathematicae Samuelis Foster, olim Londini in Collegio Greshamensi astronomiae professoris publicae
Miscellanea
Lucubrationes mathematicae Samuelis Foster, olim Londini in Collegio Greshamensi astronomiae professoris publicae
Publication:
London : Printed, by R. & W. Leybourn ..., MDCLIX [1659]
Format/Description:
Book
[16], 8, 4, 27, [1], 8 [i.e. 4], 4, 48, 20 , 8, 23, [1], 36, 17, [1], 26, 40, 16, 10, 2-6, [1], 10, 7, [1] p., [11] leaves of plates (some fold.) : ill. ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Fingerprint:
a.s, e.eo 9B*B QuQu (3) 1659 (R)
Subjects:
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Mathematics -- Early works to 1800.
Sundials -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Printed waste (Binding)
Place of Publication:
England London.
Language:
Six of the Latin works have English translations; contents and prefaces in English and Latin.
Contents:
Problemata quaedam succincta condendi canones sinuum, tangentium, & secantium
Demonstratio quadrantis horometrici
Epitome Aristarchi Samii de magnitudinibus & distantiis trium corporum solis, lunae & terrae
Stellae fixae ... ad annum Incarnationis 1671
Astroscopium
De instrumentis planetariis = Of the planetary instruments
Observationes eclipsium
Ratio facillima computandi altitudinem solis horariam ad quamlibet latitudinem ... = An easie way to calculate tables of the suns horarie altit. for any latitude ...
Problematica geometrica varia
Problematum quorundam maethmaticorum (de triangulis tam rectangulis quam obliquangulis) analytica solutio et constructio = Certain mathematical problems (concerning triangles as well oblique as rectangled) analytically resolved and effected
Lemmata Archimedis
The geometrical square
Of projection
Mr. Samuel Foster his precepts concerning refracted dials
The whole art of reflex dialling ; A short treatise of fortifications
Appendix.
Notes:
Added t.p. in Latin reads: Miscellanea: sive Lucubrationes mathematicae. Samuels Foster, Olim Londini in Collegio Greshamensi Astronomiae Professoris Publicae. Omnia in lucem edita, & pleraque Latine reddita, opera & Studio Johannis Twysden, C.L.M.D. Qui etiam ex suis nonnulla adjunxit. Quorum omnium Catalogum versa Pagina exhibebit. Londini, Ex Officina Leybourniana. M. DC. LIX.
"Stellae fixae ... ad annum Incarnationis 1671" has special dated title leaf which reads: Stellae fixae, (Quas Tycho, ad mille, in Catalogum congessit, Et Keplerus Tabb. Rudolphinarum operi adnexuit.) ad annum Incarnationis 1671. (Adservatis eisdem Latitudinibus) quoad longitudines, (Ex additione nimirum gradus unius integri) correctae; Et à Polo Eclipticae ad Polum Mundi, (Quorum distantia est 23 grad. 31 min.) reductae: Hoc Est In Ascensiones rectas & Declinationes, (Eidem Anno debitas) conjectae. A Samuele Fostero, olim Astronomiae Professore in Collegio Greshami, Londini. Londini, Ex Officina Leybourniana, MDCLIX.
"De instrumentis planetariis" has special dated title leaf which reads: De instrumentiis planetariis. Cui usui inserviunt, & quomodo sunt tractanda. A Samuele Fostero, olim Astronomiae Professore in Collegio Greshami, Londini. Of the planetary instruments. To what end they serve, and how they are to be used. By Samuel Foster, sometime Professor of Astronomie in Gresham Colledge, London. Londini, Ex Officina Leybourniana, M. DC. LIX.
"Problematica geometrica varia" has special dated title leaf which reads: Problematica geometrica varia. A Samuele Fostero Olim Astronomiae Professore, in Gollegio [sic] Greshami, Londini. Londini, Ex Officina Leybourniana. M. DC. LIX.
"Problematum quorundam maethmaticorum" has special dated title leaf which reads: Problematum quorundam maethmaticorum, (De triangulis tam Rectangulis quam Obliquangulis,) analytica solutio, et constructio. Authore J. Twysden. Certain mathematical problems, (concerning Triangles as well Oblique as Rectangled,) analytically resolved, and effected. By J. Twysden. Londini, Ex Officina Leybourniana. M. DC. LIX.
"Lemmata Archimedis" has special dated title leaf which reads: Lemmata Archimedis, apud Graecos & Latinos jam pridem desiderata, e vetusto codice M.S. Arabico. à Johanne Gravio traducta; Et nunc primùm cum Arabum scholiis publicata. Revisa & pluribus mendis repurgata à Samuele Foster. Londini, Ex Officina Leybourniana. M. DC. LIX.
"The geometrical square" has special dated title leaf which reads: The geometrical square: with the use thereof in Plain and Spherical Trigonometrie. Chiefly intended for the more easie finding of the Hour and Azimuth. By Samuel Foster, Sometimes Professor of Astronomy, in Gresham Colledge, London. London, Printed by R. & W. Leybourn. M. DC. LIX.
"The whole art of reflex dialling" has special dated title leaf which reads: The whole art of reflex dialling, Shewing the way to draw all manner of Dialls which shall shew the hour by a Spot of light reflected from a Glasse upon any Cieling [sic], or other Object whatsoever, without any respect had to the Axis of the World, either projected or reflected. As also Whether the Glasse lie parallel to the Horizon, or oblique unto it. Together with all necessary furniture belonging thereunto. All performed by an easie Instrument fitted with lines to that purpose. By John Twysden, M.D.C.L. London, Printed by R. & W. Leybourn. M. DC. LIX.
Signatures: pi² [fleuron]⁶ A-D², ²A-H², ³H², ⁴A-F⁴, ⁵A-E², ⁶A-B², ⁷[A]² B-F², ⁸[A]² B-I², ⁹[A]² B-D² E1, ¹⁰A-C⁴ D1, ¹¹A-E⁴ (a)-(b)⁴, ¹²A-G², ¹³A⁴.
Engraved plates and illustration.
Woodcut illustrations, title ornaments and vignette, head-pieces, initials and factotums.
Type ornaments.
Errata at end of volume.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Jonathan A. Hill Endowed Fund.
Penn Libraries copy has engraved armorial bookplate ("Sr: John Cope Bart.") of either Sir John Cope, 5th Baronet (1634-1721) or Sir John Cope, 6th Baronet (1673-1749), affixed to inside of left board and his autograph ("Jo: Cope") and ms. price note ("pret: [8] s 6 d") on English title leaf.
Penn Libraries copy has ms. shelf-mark(?) ("W. iii-9") in red pencil on first blank leaf in volume; ms. inscription ("8.6") at foot of English title leaf.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full contemporary calf; boards ruled in blind; 5 raised bands on spine; blind-tooled spine panels; gold-tooled leather spine label ("FOSTER'S MATHEMAT LUCUBRAT"); blind-tooled cover edges; all edges stippled red; portions of early printed leaves from a glossed edition of Justinian's Digestae (initial spaces with guide letters; some initials supplied in red ms.) used as binder's waste.
Chronology:
1659
Provenance:
Cope, John, Sir (autograph) (bookplate)
Cited in:
ESTC R23512
Contributor:
Twysden, John, 1607-1688.
Greaves, John, 1602-1652.
Archimedes.
Halton, Immanuel, 1628-1699.
Leeke, John.
Leybourne, Robert, fl. 1645-1661, printer.
Leybourn, William, 1626-1716, printer.
Rosengarten Family Fund.
Jonathan A. Hill Endowed Fund.
Contains:
Aristarchus, of Samos. On the sizes and distances of the sun and moon. Latin.
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