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MC 00300 Guide to the Mensuration of superficies, 1794?

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0.25 Linear feet 1 volume

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175 leaves : ill. ; 21 cm.


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Scope and Content Note

Manuscript book which presents a series of problems involving measurement. The first part of the book concerns measuring the areas of plane surfaces; the second part concerns measuring the volumes of solids. Another section is titled " Navigation, or the Art of Sailing." In additon to the general problems of measuring the volumes of spheres, cones, dodecahedrons, and other figures, there are also pages that find the volume of hay stacks and the contents of casks. There are 112 illustrations and diagrams in ink, including 48 in various shades of gray wash to emphasize the three dimensional nature of the object drawn. A note on the front free endpaper says "Left Mr. Stubbs the 11th of May 1794."

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Mensuration of superficies, MC 00 300, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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