INDUCTIVE GEOMETRY; or, An Analysis of the Relations of Form and Magnitude, Commencing with the Elementary Ideas Derived through the Senses, and Proceeding by a Train of Inductive Reasoning to Develop the Present State of the Science. Designed for the use of the Students at the University.

Charlottesville, VA, and Philadelphia: Clement P. M'Kennie and Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1834. First edition. 8vo. xxvi, 631, (1, errata) pp. Illustrated with calculations and diagrams. Bonnycastle (1796-1840) was professor of natural philosophy and mathematics at the University of Virginia, from the school's opening in 1825 to his death; this book, his only published volume, was "painfully prolix even by nineteenth-century standards and this innovative book was not a financial success" (Encyclopedia Virginia online). Relatively widely held in research institutions (OCLC locates 37 copies), but apparently lacking in a number of Virginia collections. Several signatures badly browned, ding in the author's name on the spine, but a good solid copy and scarce. Contemporary black half-sheep (joints, spine and corners rubbed and skinned), gilt spine ornaments and title, marbled endpapers. KARPINSKI p.358. (10816). Item #64643

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