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TURNER, R[ichard]. The young geometrician's companion; being A New and Comprehensive course of practical geometry...Calculated for the Use of Schools and Academies...

London. Printed for S. Crowder, 1787. First edition.
12mo. xi, [1], 240pp. Titlepage in red and black. Recent grey paper boards. A trifle rubbed. Title word 'companion' naively coloured in black ink, very occasional ink-spotting, slight damp-staining to lower margins at gutter.
Richard Turner (bap. 1720, d.1791), Anglican clergyman and educational writer on mathematical and scientific subjects. Turner Matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford and later received an honorary doctorate from Glasgow University (1785). His various introductory guides to book-keeping (1761), gauging (1761), geography and natural phenomena (1763), astronomy and trigonometry (both 1765) reference his clerical position as Vicar at Elmley, in Worcestershire, but also describe him as a teacher of 'geometry, geography and philosophy at Worcester'. This present work is an extensively illustrated introduction to geometry for young scholars, and is remarkably scarce.

ESTC records copies at four locations in the British Isles (BL, Glasgow, NLS, and Oxford), and a further three in North America (Boston, Michigan, and Philadelphia).
ESTC T112951.
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 17763