A NEW AND EASY GUIDE TO THE USE OF THE GLOBES A NEW AND EASY GUIDE TO THE USE OF THE GLOBES, and the rudiments of geography. Wherein the knowledge of the heavens and earth is made easy to the meanest capacity: first, by giving a short and concise account of the four quarters of the world, with the distance and situation of the most principal Islands and inland places, and by the solution of seventy useful problems, in geography, astronomy, navigation, &c. Written in familiar dialogues, in order to render it more easy, pleasant, and diverting to the learner: with some observations on Mr. Neale’s patent globes. To which is annex’d, three useful tables. 1. Shews the latitude and longitude of the principal places from the meridian of London. 2. Shewing the Sun’s place, declination, time of rising and setting; length of days and nights, and beginning and ending of twilight every week, according to the new style. 3. Shews the latitude, longitude, right ascension, and declination of the most eminent fixed stars. By Daniel Fenning, author of the Young Algebraist’s Companion, and the British Youth’s instructor. Recommended by several eminent mathematicians.
London: J. Hodges, on London-Bridge, 1754. xxii, , 244 pages. Contemporary untitled calf, with simple gilt panelling and gilt lines to the spine. 12mo. First edition. Ownership names to the endpapers, and a medicinal receipt to cure a sprained ankle; else a very good, clean copy of a rare book. ESTC lists four copies in the U.K. and one in the USA.