London: For J. Johnson, 1787. Octavo. Item #021585
2nd edition, corrected and improved. Engraved frontispiece, 437pp., (1)pp. directions to the binder, (2)pp. pp. listing author's other works, illustrated with 19 folding copper plates of which one is a map. The author was a professor of mathematics and author of several mathematical works. He believed that the approach to geometry exhibited by Euclid provided an outstanding method for teaching young people logical and precise thinking and he followed his work closely. His greatest mathematical contributions were; The Scholar's Guide to Arithmetic (1780) and Algebra (1782). He had written several other works. A very good copy bound in full red straight grained morocco, boards trimmed in a floral gilt, flat spine lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, early repair which consist of new endpapers. only light scattered foxing or off-setting, wanting front blank. A very nice copy.