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Methode Facile Pour Arpenter Ou Mesurer Toutes Sortes de Superficies: Et pour Toiser Exactement la Maçonnerie, les Vuidanges des Terres, & Tous les autre corps, dont on peut avoir besoin dans la Pratique.

Paris, France: Chez Claude Jombert, 1699. [First Edition]. Full Calf. Translation to English: Treatise on Method For Surveying Or Measuring All Kinds Of Areas: And For Exactly Surveying Masonry, Land Surveys... Jacques Ozanam was born in Sainte-Olive, Ain, France. In 1670, he published trigonometric and logarithmic tables more accurate than the existing ones of Ulacq, Pitiscus, and Briggs; after which he secured an invitation to settle in Paris. There he enjoyed prosperity and contentment for many years. He married, had a large family, and derived an ample income from teaching mathematics to private pupils, chiefly foreigners. His mathematical publications were numerous and well received. Récréations (published 1694) was later translated into English and is well known today. He was elected a member of the Académie des Sciences in 1701. Early treatise on surveying, mathematics, forests and forestry measurements for wood. Very Good+. Minimal head and tail wear, rubbing to boards, minor foxing, small tear on endpapers, evidence of dampstaining, minimal annotations, small loss to rear, otherwise tight, bright, and unmarred. Full calf, gilt titling, raised bands, 8vo, 397 pp.+ illus. In French. Bibliothek Der Mecklenburgischen Ritter- U. Landschaft ex libris stamp--title verso. Item #11168

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