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THE THEORY AND PRACTICE:
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
A PERSPICUOUS SYSTEM
CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED AND ILLUSTRATED
A LARGE NUMBER OF APPROPRIATE EXAMPLES.
PARTICULARLY ADAPTED TO THE USE OF SCHOOLS.
BY JOHN GUMMERE, A. M.
FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, AND CORRESPONDING
FIFTH EDITION, IMPROVED.
KIMBER AND SHARPLESS, NO. 8, SOUTH FOURTH STREET.
ADAM WALDIE and CO. PRINTERS.
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, that, on the second day of September, in the fiftieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1825, John Richardson and Kimber & Sharpless of the said district have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following:-TO WIT:
"A Treatise on Surveying, containing the Theory and Practice: to which is “prefixed, a perspicuous System of Plane Trigonometry. The whole clearly "demonstrated, and illustrated by a large number of appropriate Examples. "Particularly adapted to the use of Schools. By John Gummere. Fourth "edition, improved."
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled "An act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
G 44 1823
I am much pleased with the Treatise on Surveying, compiled by John Gummere, and hope to see it speedily introduced into general use. With those who appreciate its merits, I apprehend it will supersede every other tract on the subject with which I am acquainted.
We have no hesitation in giving it as our judgment, that Gummere's Treatise on Surveying is the best publication on the subject with which we are acquainted, and we, accordingly, take great pleasure in recommending it to the public patronage.
Vice president of the American Philosophical Society.
R. M. PATTERSON, M. D.
Prof. of Math, and Nat. Phil. in the Univer. of Pennsylvania.
The new Treatise on Surveying by John Gummere, recently published by Kimber and Richardson, of Philadelphia, is, in our estimation, a very judicious performance.
Several things are omitted which only serve to encumber other works on this subject, and a variety of new rules and illustrations are introduced, particularly under the heads of laying out, measuring, and dividing land, which, in connection with its general arrangement, render this Treatise on Surveying, in our opinion, decidedly preferable to any other which has met the public eye. ROBERT ADRAIN,
Prof. of Math. and Nat. Phil. Columbia College, New York.
Teacher of Math. Prof. of Chem. Colum. Col. New York.
Having carefully examined a Treatise on Surveying, by John Gummere, I feel myself perfectly justifiable in pronouncing it to be the best practical work on the subject extant.
Principal of the Naut, and Math. Acad. Philadelphia.