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FOR SELF-INSTRUCTION, AND MAKING THE STUDY EASY,
INTERESTING, AND EXTENSIVELY USEFUL,
Author of "The Practical Man,” “ Practical Geometry, British Infantry
,” “Turf Betting Simplified, &c., &c.
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Works from which parts of Contents not original are
BOUVIER-LAPIERRE. Cours de Géométrie Elementaire
l'usage de la Section des Sciences.
Traité de Géométrie Elementaire con-
forme aux Programmes Officiels. 4fr.
Géométrie simplifiée et appliquée a l'art
Militaire. 1 fr. 50c.
* The work by Tacquet gives all the information in Euclid but
The French works may be purchased of Messrs. Asher and Co., 13,
Aide memoire de l'officier d'Etat-Major.
Aide memoire portatif a l'usage des
officiers du Génie. 12fr.
Geometry, or a sequel to Euclid. Trans
lation from German, by Ross.
For parts as to RANGE FINDER, see pages 254 to 259, 283 and Table in 284, also Fig. 8 in plate H.
This work, as completed, is intended for self-instruction in Geometry; a subject to me, for more than fifty years, greatest interest, as combining valuable practical knowledge with continued opportunities for exercising the reasoning powers.
It is especially suited for the use, and I trust the pleasure, of a most valuable class of men, the non-commissioned officers of the British army.
It is also fitted for a still more valuable class, “the ladies,” geometry being a study in which “woman's wit is better than man's wisdom,”—rapidity of perception and ingenuity in application being of so great importance in all the most interesting demonstrations, that I believe a woman might learn more from this work in one week than the average of men would learn in four.
Originally I commenced the work as a mere instructional work on plane geometry, under the impression that on a subject in which I felt great pleasure a work might be prepared which might be made interesting, even to schoolboys.
However, during the progress of the work, I became con