The Method of Increments. Wherein the Principles are demonstrated; and the practice thereof shewn in the solution of Problems. William Emerson.
The Method of Increments. Wherein the Principles are demonstrated; and the practice thereof shewn in the solution of Problems.
The Method of Increments. Wherein the Principles are demonstrated; and the practice thereof shewn in the solution of Problems.

The Method of Increments. Wherein the Principles are demonstrated; and the practice thereof shewn in the solution of Problems.

London: J. Nourse ... Bookseller in Ordinary to His Majesty 1763. viii, 147 pages. 4to. Ex-library with remnants of the original leather binding, ugly spine tape, and other atrocities of binding. Title page was detached at one point, now glued to adjacent leaf. Occasional library embossed stamps throughout. Properly withdrawn. A complete, albeit ugly outside copy. But isn't it the inside that counts? Good. [27924]


Preface is signed "W. Emerson" which OCLC expands to William Emerson.

William Emerson (1701-1782) lived mostly by writing, and negotiated a contract with Nourse in the year this work was published "having walked all the way. While there he studied watchmaking. Complained of lack of encouragement to mathematicians to advance their subject; critical of continental opposition to Newtonian ideas. His success, coupled with some unusual habits, won him reputation of a conjurer." (Wallis, Biobibliography of British Mathematics).

Wallis 743EME63I, noting a second edition was also published (London 1780). Wallis notes over 20 titles and many editions by this prolific author.

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