Item #21566 Hoppus's Practical Measurer; or, measuring made easy to the meanest capacity, by a new set of tables, which shew, at sight, the solid content of any piece of timber, stone, &c. either square, round or unequal-sided, and the value at any price per foot cube. Also, the superficial content of boards, glass, painting, plastering, &c. with copious explanations of the uses and applications of the tables. Contrived to answer all the occasions of gentlemen and artificers, far beyond anything yet extant, the contents being given in feet, inches, quarters, and twelfth parts of an inch. With a preface, shewing the excellence of this new method of measuring; and some curious observations concerning measuring of timber by several dimensions. Carpentry, Edward Hoppus.

Hoppus's Practical Measurer; or, measuring made easy to the meanest capacity, by a new set of tables, which shew, at sight, the solid content of any piece of timber, stone, &c. either square, round or unequal-sided, and the value at any price per foot cube. Also, the superficial content of boards, glass, painting, plastering, &c. with copious explanations of the uses and applications of the tables. Contrived to answer all the occasions of gentlemen and artificers, far beyond anything yet extant, the contents being given in feet, inches, quarters, and twelfth parts of an inch. With a preface, shewing the excellence of this new method of measuring; and some curious observations concerning measuring of timber by several dimensions.

Manchester, UK: S. Johnson and Son, 1845. Later printing. Full Leather. 12mo (3" x 7"), pp. 212, illustrated with b/w line drawings and one folded plate. Several previous owners signed the front endpaper in ink. Very Good; 1" of backstrip missing. Item #21566

Edward Hoppus was an English surveyor who introduced the Hoppus unit of measure. The hoppus measures the solid content and value of any piece of timber, stone, or other building material which is square or round. The first edition of this book was published in 1736. This is the earliest edition we've been able to offer.

Price: $85.00

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