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Record ID 291277

Library: Advocates Library. Register: F.R.262a/6 (1774-1776, Type: Other). Page: 14

Biographia Britannica vol. 4. fol

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/28 (Saturday). Fine pledged in case of late return: four pound sterl.


Borrower

Mr Matthew Ross of Condie
Gender: Male.
Admission date: 1772. Life dates: 1750-1823 .
Occupation (normalised): Law > Advocate. Law > Dean of Faculty.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Genre: Lives
Biographia Britannica: or, the lives of the most eminent persons who have flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, from the earliest ages.
Possible modern shelfmark: NLS: A.36.b.
Volumes borrowed: Volume 4

Record ID 52329

Library: Glasgow University Library. Register: MS Lib 5: Professors Receipt Book (1770-1790, Type: Professorial). Page: 47r

History of Indostan 4to

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/5/3 (Wednesday). Original Borrowed Date: 28 Dec 1774. Original Returned Date: 3 May 1775.


Borrower

Patrick Cumin
Gender: Male.
Occupation (original): Professor.
Original Full Name: Mr Cumin. Life dates: d. 1820. Academic dates: MA (Edin) 1760; LLD 1803.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student. Education > University Professor.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Robert Orme (Male, born 1728, died 1801)
Genre: History
History of the military transactions of the British nation in Indostan.
Press: Y. Shelf: 7. Number: 2. Possible modern shelfmark: Sp Coll Bl3-e.9,10. Original Author: Orme, Robert, 1728-1801..
Volumes borrowed: Volume 1, Volume 2

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/5/3 (Wednesday).

Borrower: Patrick Cumin

Author: Robert Orme (Male, born 1728, died 1801), Genre: History

History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan, from the Year MDCCXLV

Volumes borrowed: Volume 1, Volume 2

Record ID 52330

Library: Glasgow University Library. Register: MS Lib 5: Professors Receipt Book (1770-1790, Type: Professorial). Page: 47r

Terentius, Italice folio

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/5/31 (Wednesday). Original Borrowed Date: 28 Dec 1774. Original Returned Date: 31 May 1775.


Borrower

Patrick Cumin
Gender: Male.
Occupation (original): Professor.
Original Full Name: Mr Cumin. Life dates: d. 1820. Academic dates: MA (Edin) 1760; LLD 1803.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student. Education > University Professor.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Terence (Male)
Genre: Drama
Comoediae nunc primum Italicis versibus redditae.
Press: K. Shelf: 3. Number: 4. Possible modern shelfmark: Sp Coll Bk2-a.4  . Original Author: Terence..

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/5/31 (Wednesday).

Borrower: Patrick Cumin

Author: Terence (Male), Genre: Drama

Comedies [Terence]

Record ID 52501

Library: Glasgow University Library. Register: MS Lib 5: Professors Receipt Book (1770-1790, Type: Professorial). Page: 52v

Dows Indostan 3 Vols

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/24 (Tuesday). Original Borrowed Date: 28 Dec 1774. Original Returned Date: 24 Jan.


Borrower

William Wight
Gender: Male.
Occupation (original): Professor.
Original Full Name: Dr Wight. Life dates: 1730-1782.
Occupation (normalised): Religion and Clergy > Minister/Priest > Church of Scotland. Education > University Professor. Religion and Clergy > Chaplain.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū Shāh Astarābādī Firishtah (Male, born 1552, died 1623)
Genre: History
History of Hindostan.
Press: AH. Shelf: 6. Number: 8 & 9. Possible modern shelfmark: Sp Coll Bn10-d.15,16. Original Author: Ferishta, Mohammed Kasim..
Volumes borrowed: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/24 (Tuesday).

Borrower: William Wight

Author: Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū Shāh Astarābādī Firishtah (Male, born 1552, died 1623), Genre: History

History of Hindostan; from the Earliest Account of Time, to the Death of Akbar

Volumes borrowed: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

Record ID 52502

Library: Glasgow University Library. Register: MS Lib 5: Professors Receipt Book (1770-1790, Type: Professorial). Page: 52v

Histoire des Voyages Tom 7th

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/5/4 (Thursday). Original Borrowed Date: 28 Dec 1774. Original Returned Date: 4 May.


Borrower

William Wight
Gender: Male.
Occupation (original): Professor.
Original Full Name: Dr Wight. Life dates: 1730-1782.
Occupation (normalised): Religion and Clergy > Minister/Priest > Church of Scotland. Education > University Professor. Religion and Clergy > Chaplain.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Abbé Prévost (Male, born 1697, died 1763)
Genre: Travel
Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre
Press: D. Shelf: 3. Number: 4. Possible modern shelfmark: Sp Coll Bn9-d.1-15. Original Author: Prévost, abbé, 1697-1763..
Volumes borrowed: Volume 7

Book Edition

Confidence level: Certain

Abbé Prévost (Male, born 1697, died 1763)
Genre: Travel
Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont toutes les nations connues.
Language: French . Published: Paris. Date of publication: 1746-1770. Format: 4to.
Translators: Prévost, abbé, 1697-1763.
Number of borrowings: Volumes associated with this edition were borrowed 62 times in 28 borrowing records


Book Work

Abbé Prévost (Male, born 1697, died 1763)
Genre: Travel
Histoire Générale des Voyages

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/5/4 (Thursday).

Borrower: William Wight

Author: Abbé Prévost (Male, born 1697, died 1763), Genre: Travel

Histoire Générale des Voyages

Volumes borrowed: Volume 7

Record ID 54351

Library: Glasgow University Library. Register: MS Lib 5: Professors Receipt Book (1770-1790, Type: Professorial). Page: 96r

Livius Drakenborch Vol 1

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/20 (Friday). Original Borrowed Date: 28 Dec 1774. Original Returned Date: 20 Jan 1775.


Borrower

William Richardson
Gender: Male.
Occupation (original): Professor.
Original Full Name: M.r Richardson. Life dates: 1743-1814. Academic dates: 1757-1763; MA 1763.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Professor.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Livy (Male, born c.BCE64, died 12)
Genre: History
Historiam ab urbe condita libri qui supersunt, omnes cum notis [variorum].
Press: A. Shelf: 3. Number: 6. Possible modern shelfmark: Sp Coll Bn5-e.1-7. Original Author: Livy..
Volumes borrowed: Volume 1

Book Edition

Confidence level: Certain

Livy (Male, born c.BCE64, died 12)
Genre: History
Historiam ab urbe condita libri qui supersunt, omnes cum notis [variorum] ... curante Arn. Drakenborch, qui et suas annotationes adjecit. Accedunt supplementa deperditorum T. Livii librorum à Joh. Freinshemio concinnata.
Language: Latin . Published: Amsterdam. Date of publication: 1738-1746. Format: 4to.
Editors: Drakenborch, Arnold, 1684-1748; Freinsheim, Johann, 1608-1660.
Number of borrowings: Volumes associated with this edition were borrowed 92 times in 49 borrowing records


Book Work

Livy (Male, born c.BCE64, died 12)
Genre: History
History of Rome [Livy]

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/20 (Friday).

Borrower: William Richardson

Author: Livy (Male, born c.BCE64, died 12), Genre: History

History of Rome [Livy]

Volumes borrowed: Volume 1

Record ID 54548

Library: Glasgow University Library. Register: MS Lib 5: Professors Receipt Book (1770-1790, Type: Professorial). Page: 100v

Wallace Johnson's Midwifery

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/5/5 (Friday). Original Borrowed Date: 28 Dec 1774. Original Returned Date: 5 May 1775.


Borrower

Thomas Hamilton
Gender: Male.
Occupation (original): Professor.
Class: Theology. Original Full Name: Thos. Hamilton.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student.


Book Holding

Robert Wallace Johnson (Male, born c.1719)
Genre: Medicine
New system of midwifery.
Press: AH. Shelf: 1. Number: 11. Original Author: Johnson, Robert Wallace..

Book Edition

Confidence level: Certain

Robert Wallace Johnson (Male, born c.1719)
Genre: Medicine
A New system of midwifery, in four parts; founded on practical observations: the whole illustrated with copper plates. By Robert Wallace Johnson, M.D.
Language: English . Published: London. Date of publication: 1769. Format: 4to.
Number of borrowings: 23


Book Work

Robert Wallace Johnson (Male, born c.1719)
Genre: Medicine
New System of Midwifery

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/5/5 (Friday).

Borrower: Thomas Hamilton

Author: Robert Wallace Johnson (Male, born c.1719), Genre: Medicine

New System of Midwifery

Record ID 54549

Library: Glasgow University Library. Register: MS Lib 5: Professors Receipt Book (1770-1790, Type: Professorial). Page: 100v

Chaucers works Black Letter no date

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/7/26 (Wednesday). Original Borrowed Date: 28 Dec 1774. Original Returned Date: 26 Jul 1775.


Borrower

Thomas Hamilton
Gender: Male.
Occupation (original): Professor.
Class: Theology. Original Full Name: Thos. Hamilton.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student.


Book Holding

Geoffrey Chaucer (Male, died 1400)
Genre: Poetry
The workes of our antient and learned English poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly printed.
Original Author: Chaucer, Geoffrey..

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/7/26 (Wednesday).

Borrower: Thomas Hamilton

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer (Male, died 1400), Genre: Poetry

Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Record ID 103781

Library: St Andrews University Library. Register: Library Receipt Book 1772-1776. (UYLY207-2) (1772-1776, Type: Student). Page: 80-81

Plays one Vol

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Classmark: P7. 5. Original Returned Text: Plays on Vol.


Borrower

Andrew Duncan
Gender: Male.
Life dates: c. 1755-1827. St Andrews Biographical Register, 1747-1897: https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/biographical-register/data/documents/1377770044.
Occupation (normalised): Religion and Clergy > Minister/Priest > Church of Scotland. Education > University Student.


Book Holding

Pamphlets 2 Vol.
Classmark: B.7.5.
Volumes borrowed: Volume 1

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday).

Borrower: Andrew Duncan

Pamphlets 2 Vol.

Volumes borrowed: Volume 1

Record ID 103778

Library: St Andrews University Library. Register: Library Receipt Book 1772-1776. (UYLY207-2) (1772-1776, Type: Student). Page: 80-81

Modern hist. 5 th 6th Vol

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Classmark: M5 .2. Original Returned Text: Mod. hist. 3 . 4th Vol.


Borrower

Andrew Duncan
Gender: Male.
Life dates: c. 1755-1827. St Andrews Biographical Register, 1747-1897: https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/biographical-register/data/documents/1377770044.
Occupation (normalised): Religion and Clergy > Minister/Priest > Church of Scotland. Education > University Student.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Genre: History
The Modern Part of an Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time. Compiled from Original Writers. By the Authors of the Antient Part.
Classmark: M.5.2, M.6.2.
Volumes borrowed: Volume 3, Volume 4

Book Edition

Confidence level: Certain

Genre: History
The Modern Part of an Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time. Compiled from Original Writers. By the Authors of the Antient Part.
Language: English . Published: London. Date of publication: 1759-1766. Format: 8vo.
Number of borrowings: Volumes associated with this edition were borrowed 576 times in 358 borrowing records


Book Work

Genre: History
Modern Part of an Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday).

Borrower: Andrew Duncan

Genre: History

Modern Part of an Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time

Volumes borrowed: Volume 3, Volume 4

Record ID 115418

Library: St Andrews University Library. Register: Library Receipt Book 1772-1776. (UYLY207-2) (1772-1776, Type: Student). Page: 158-159

Cicero on Old Age

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/10 (Tuesday). Classmark: G5. 15. Original Returned Text: Cicero on old age.


Borrower

David Sim
Gender: Male.
Life dates: 1754-1823. St Andrews Biographical Register, 1747-1897: https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/biographical-register/data/documents/1410005572.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Marcus Tullius Cicero (Male, born BCE106-1-3, died BCE43-12-7)
Genre: Belles Lettres, Genre: Philosophy and Morality
Cato: or, an Essay on Old-Age. By Marcus Tullius Cicero. With remarks.
Classmark: G.5.15, N.8.37.

Book Edition

Confidence level: Certain

Marcus Tullius Cicero (Male, born BCE106-1-3, died BCE43-12-7)
Genre: Belles Lettres, Genre: Philosophy and Morality
Cato: or, an Essay on Old-Age. By Marcus Tullius Cicero. With remarks.
Language: English . Published: London. Date of publication: 1773. Format: 8vo.
Number of borrowings: 5


Book Work

Marcus Tullius Cicero (Male, born BCE106-1-3, died BCE43-12-7)
Genre: Belles Lettres, Genre: Philosophy and Morality
Cato: or, An Essay on Old-Age

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/10 (Tuesday).

Borrower: David Sim

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero (Male, born BCE106-1-3, died BCE43-12-7), Genre: Belles Lettres, Genre: Philosophy and Morality

Cato: or, An Essay on Old-Age

Record ID 115409

Library: St Andrews University Library. Register: Library Receipt Book 1772-1776. (UYLY207-2) (1772-1776, Type: Student). Page: 158-159

Massilons Sermons Vol : 12

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/10 (Tuesday). Classmark: L6. 6. Original Returned Text: Massilon's Ser. V 12d.


Borrower

David Sim
Gender: Male.
Life dates: 1754-1823. St Andrews Biographical Register, 1747-1897: https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/biographical-register/data/documents/1410005572.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Jean-Baptiste Massillon (Male, born 1663, died 1742)
Genre: Sermons
Sermons de M. Massillon, Évêque de Clermont, Ci-devant Prêtre de l'Académie Françoise.
Classmark: L.6.6, L.8.2.
Volumes borrowed: Volume 12

Book Edition

Confidence level: Certain

Jean-Baptiste Massillon (Male, born 1663, died 1742)
Genre: Sermons
Sermons de M. Massillon, Évêque de Clermont, Ci-devant Prêtre de l'Académie Françoise.
Language: French . Published: Paris. Date of publication: 1755-1763.
Number of borrowings: Volumes associated with this edition were borrowed 50 times in 27 borrowing records


Book Work

Jean-Baptiste Massillon (Male, born 1663, died 1742)
Genre: Sermons
Sermons of Jean-Baptiste Massillon

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/10 (Tuesday).

Borrower: David Sim

Author: Jean-Baptiste Massillon (Male, born 1663, died 1742), Genre: Sermons

Sermons of Jean-Baptiste Massillon

Volumes borrowed: Volume 12

Record ID 115424

Library: St Andrews University Library. Register: Library Receipt Book 1772-1776. (UYLY207-2) (1772-1776, Type: Student). Page: 158-159

Reflector

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/10 (Tuesday). Classmark: Q4. 7. Original Returned Text: Reflector.


Borrower

David Sim
Gender: Male.
Life dates: 1754-1823. St Andrews Biographical Register, 1747-1897: https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/biographical-register/data/documents/1410005572.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student.


Book HoldingLibrary record

Peter Shaw (Male, born 1694, died 1763)
Genre: Belles Lettres
The reflector: representing human affairs, as they are; and may be improved.
Classmark: Q.4.7.

Book Edition

Confidence level: Certain

Peter Shaw (Male, born 1694, died 1763)
Genre: Belles Lettres
The reflector: representing human affairs, as they are; and may be improved.
Language: English . Published: London. Date of publication: 1750. Format: 8vo.
Number of borrowings: 21


Book Work

Peter Shaw (Male, born 1694, died 1763)
Genre: Belles Lettres
Reflector: Representing Human Affairs, As They Are; and May Be Improved

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/10 (Tuesday).

Borrower: David Sim

Author: Peter Shaw (Male, born 1694, died 1763), Genre: Belles Lettres

Reflector: Representing Human Affairs, As They Are; and May Be Improved

Record ID 120551

Library: St Andrews University Library. Register: Library Receipt Book 1772-1776. (UYLY207-2) (1772-1776, Type: Student). Page: 190-191

Foster's  Ser Vol 3d

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Classmark: P6. 9. Original Returned Text: Foster's Ser Vol 3d.


Borrower

William Maule
Gender: Male.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student.


Book HoldingLibrary record

James Foster (Male, born 1697, died 1753)
Genre: Sermons
Sermons on the following subjects, viz. Of the universal sense of good and evil. The characters of the righteous and good man compared; or benevolence the noblest branch of social virtue. The perfection of the Christian scheme of benevolence; in answer to the objection from its not having particularly recommended private friendship, and the love of our country. Of the image of God in man; or the excellency of human nature. God not an arbitrary being. Of the abuses of free-thinking. Of Mysteries. Agur’s prayer; or the middle condition of life, generally, the most eligible. The mischiefs of flavish complaisance, and cowardice. Rules for the profitable reading the Holy Scriptures. Of Heresy. Of Schism. Of the pleasures of a religious life. Religion founded on reason, and the right of private judgment. The evidence of a future state, on the principles of reason and revelation, distinctly consider’d. The nature, folly, and danger of scoffing at religion. By James Foster.
Classmark: K.4.10, K.5.26, K.5.20, P.6.9, P.8.8, E.7?.
Volumes borrowed: Volume 3

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday).

Borrower: William Maule

Author: James Foster (Male, born 1697, died 1753), Genre: Sermons

Sermons on the Following Subjects [James Foster]

Volumes borrowed: Volume 3

Record ID 128132

Library: St Andrews University Library. Register: Library Receipt Book 1772-1776. (UYLY207-2) (1772-1776, Type: Student). Page: 260-261

Pamela + 43 - 4th Vol

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/21 (Saturday). Classmark: --- -. Original Returned Text: pamela 3 . 4th Vol.


Borrower

Robert Hunter
Gender: Male.
Life dates: b. 1750. St Andrews Biographical Register, 1747-1897: https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/biographical-register/data/documents/1387493412.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student.


Book Holding

Samuel Richardson (Male, born 1689, died 1761)
Genre: Fiction
Pamela: or, virtue rewarded. In a series of familiar letters from a beautiful young damsel to her parents: and afterwards, in her exalted condition, between her, and persons of figure and quality, upon the most Important and Entertaining Subjects, In Genteel Life. The third and fourth volumes. Publish’d in order to cultivate the Principles of Virtue and Religion in the Minds of the Youth of Both Sexes. By the editor of the two first. ...
Classmark: K, J.7.5, J.7.4, D.6.40.
Volumes borrowed: Volume 3, Volume 4

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/1/21 (Saturday).

Borrower: Robert Hunter

Author: Samuel Richardson (Male, born 1689, died 1761), Genre: Fiction

Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded

Volumes borrowed: Volume 3, Volume 4

Record ID 130061

Library: St Andrews University Library. Register: Library Receipt Book 1772-1776. (UYLY207-2) (1772-1776, Type: Student). Page: 274-275

Fenning's Mensuration

Borrowed: 1774/12/28 (Wednesday). Returned: 1775/2/2 (Thursday). Classmark: E. .. Original Returned Text: Fennings Mensuration.


Borrower

Thomas Dalyell
Gender: Male.
Life dates: c. 1760-1783. St Andrews Biographical Register, 1747-1897: https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/biographical-register/data/documents/1375552580.
Occupation (normalised): Education > University Student.


Book Holding

Daniel Fenning (Male)
Genre: Mathematics, Genre: Practical Arts/Useful Knowledge
The young measurer’s complete guide; or a new and universal treatise of mensuration, both with regard to theory and practice. Containing: I. A plain and easy Introduction to Decimal and Duodecimal Arithmetic, and the Extraction of the Square and Cube Roots. II. A select Number of Geometrical Problems useful in Mensuration. III. The Method of measuring all kinds of Superficies. IV. The whole Art of surveying or measuring Land, explained in the most easy and familiar Manner. V. The Method of measuring the Works of Bricklayers, Joyners, Carpenters, Glaziers, Painters, Plasterers, and Plumbers. VI. The Art of measuring Solids, both regular and irregular. Vii. The Art of Guaging all kinds of Vessels. Viii. The practical and true Methods of Measuring Timber, Stone, &c. IX. The Manner of calculating Tables for measuring Timber, &c. X. The best Methods of taking the Dimensions of Timber, so as to avoid the gross Errors attending the common Practice. XI. The Art of measuring standing Timber. XII. The Manner of finding the Tonnage of Ships very accurately. XIII. The Method of measuring Sawyers Work. XIV. Of measuring Cases, &c. sent by Sea, and which pay Freight by the solid Foot. XV. The Method of measuring Cord-Wood, Marle-Pits, Hayricks, Statues, and other irregular Bodies. XVI. The Construction of the Plain Scale, and its various Uses in the Practical Branches of the Mathematics. The Whole laid down in so easy and familiar a Manner, as to render it not only useful for Youths at School, but also necessary for Artificers of every Kind, and for such Gentlemen as are desirous of Surveying their Lands, Measuring their Buildings, Timber, &c. By D. Fenning. Author of the British Youth’s Instructor, or a New and Easy Guide to Practical Arithmetic, and the Royal English Dictionary, &c.
Classmark: G.3.37.

Book Edition

Confidence level: Certain

Daniel Fenning (Male)
Genre: Mathematics, Genre: Practical Arts/Useful Knowledge
The young measurer’s complete guide; or a new and universal treatise of mensuration, both with regard to theory and practice. Containing: I. A plain and easy Introduction to Decimal and Duodecimal Arithmetic, and the Extraction of the Square and Cube Roots. II. A select Number of Geometrical Problems useful in Mensuration. III. The Method of measuring all kinds of Superficies. IV. The whole Art of surveying or measuring Land, explained in the most easy and familiar Manner. V. The Method of measuring the Works of Bricklayers, Joyners, Carpenters, Glaziers, Painters, Plasterers, and Plumbers. VI. The Art of measuring Solids, both regular and irregular. Vii. The Art of Guaging all kinds of Vessels. Viii. The practical and true Methods of Measuring Timber, Stone, &c. IX. The Manner of calculating Tables for measuring Timber, &c. X. The best Methods of taking the Dimensions of Timber, so as to avoid the gross Errors attending the common Practice. XI. The Art of measuring standing Timber. XII. The Manner of finding the Tonnage of Ships very accurately. XIII. The Method of measuring Sawyers Work. XIV. Of measuring Cases, &c. sent by Sea, and which pay Freight by the solid Foot. XV. The Method of measuring Cord-Wood, Marle-Pits, Hayricks, Statues, and other irregular Bodies. XVI. The Construction of the Plain Scale, and its various Uses in the Practical Branches of the Mathematics. The Whole laid down in so easy and familiar a Manner, as to render it not only useful for Youths at School, but also necessary for Artificers of every Kind, and for such Gentlemen as are desirous of Surveying their Lands, Measuring their Buildings, Timber, &c. By D. Fenning. Author of the British Youth’s Instructor, or a New and Easy Guide to Practical Arithmetic, and the Royal English Dictionary, &c.
Language: English . Published: London. Date of publication: 1772. Format: 12mo.
Number of borrowings: 15


Book Work

Daniel Fenning (Male)
Genre: Mathematics, Genre: Practical Arts/Useful Knowledge
Young Measurer’s Complete Guide