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Slide Rule & Mensuration


100 Rare VintageBooks

Deluxe Edition on

USB Flash Drive

Rare Vintage books scanned to PDF format on Computer disk

A Totally unique and unrivalled collection

A Library of100rare out-of-print books andJournalsscanned to digital PDF format and supplied on Computer USB flash drive. This stunning collection contains books relating to the Slide Rule & Mensuration.

A unique library of vintage literature exploring the history, theory, practice and origins behind this amazing calculating tool. In addition are works on mensuration and calculation looking at measurement and geometry.

Whatever your requirements a Complete list of the titles of the books that are included on the disk is reproduced below, take the time to read through the list of titles and you will see the depth and breadth of knowledge that is covered. This unique library has been collected together for the first time here.

Slide Rule
The slide rule is a mechanical analogue computer. The slide rule is used primarily for multiplication and division, and also for functions such as roots, logarithms and trigonometry, but is not normally used for addition or subtraction.

Slide rules come in a diverse range of styles and generally appear in a linear or circular form with a standardised set of markings (scales) essential to performing mathematical computations. Slide rules manufactured for specialized fields such as aviation or finance typically feature additional scales that aid in calculations common to those fields.

The Reverend William Oughtred and others developed the slide rule in the 17th century based on the emerging work on logarithms by John Napier. Before the advent of the pocket calculator, it was the most commonly used calculation tool in science and engineering

The most Complete Library available

N.B there is NO BOX or physical books included in the purchase - you will receive a USB flash drive containing the books in PDF format for use on your Computer.

The colourand style of the USB drive may vary from the picture, we will sendwhatever drive we currently have available, a particular colour or style cannot be pre-selected.

On The Drive

This unique drive is an opportunity to own these rare and collectible vintage books before they disappear forever. Some of the books are already unavailable and but for being scanned into digital format would never be seen again.

Each page has been scanned in as a faithful reproduction of the original. This is a chance to be able to see books that would otherwise be lost to future generations.

The drive contains rare out-of-printbooks relating to the Slide Rule. Each book is individually named on the drive and thus is easily searchable by title, and each book is individually searchable itself.

Be Aware - that other sellers may pad out their collection of books with foreign language titles or books that are not relevant to the topic. Compare items and you will see the quality and effort that goes into our disks. Other sellers also put security lock on the books which requires a password (which they wont give you) so it is restricted as to what you can do with the books - all our books are completely unrestricted. In addition all our books are fully named exactly as you see in the list below making them easy to find and easily searchable - other sellers may simply supply you a disk with books named randomly making it virtually impossible to find the book you want.

IMPORTANT: These books come supplied onaUSB Flash Drive- note that this is not aUSB drive that willthat will "play" on a home DVD player or TV,it contains no video whatsoever.It is aData Drive and must be used on a Computer to view the PDF book files

100Bookson USB Drive

A history of mathematicsA History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule and Allied Instruments (1909)A Key to the Slide Rule - Embracing Most of the Mathematics Applicable to the Mechanic Arts - F Bryant (1848)A practical application of the principles of geometry to the mensuration of superficies and solids - J. Day (1848)A programmed sequence on the slide rule - Eugene Roberts (1962)A slide rule for radiation calculationsA Treatise of Mathematical Instruments - J f Heather (1856)A Treatise On A Box Of Instruments And The Slide Rule - T Kentish (1872)A treatise on arithmetic - J. Brookes (1776)A treatise on Gunter's scale, and the sliding rule - G curtis (1824)A treatise on mathematical instruments - J. F. Heather (1859)A treatise on practical mensuration - A. Nesbitt (1859)An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule - I AsimovAn elementary treatise on mensuration and practical geometry, together with numerous problems of practical importance in mechanics - W. Vogdes (1862)An introduction to mensuration and practical geometry - J. Bonnycastle (1842)An oceanographic slide rule for computing temperature, depth, and salinity - M. F. CulbertsonAristo - Slide Rules, Drafting InstrumentsAristo Studio No. 868-968 Instructions for use - Dennert & PapeBlackbody radiation sliderule manual of instruction and information - Raymond ChandosBlundell Rules Limited Slide Rule CatalogueCalculating companion for the slide rule - J L Rowland (1855)Circular slide rule for calculating wood moisture content - M. A. TarasCoggeshal's sliding rule, the description and use of the sliding rule - H. Coggleshall (1774)Computation and mensuration - P Lambert (1907)Das rechnen in der technik und seine hilfsmittel, rechenschieber, rechentafeln, rechenmaschinen usw - J. E. Mayer (1908) [German]Department store statistics with the aid of the slide rule - R SchrefflerDirections for using Thacher's calculating instrument (1884)Drawing pencils, drawing materials, also commercial writing pencils ..., slide rules, pen holders, and miscellaneous items - A W Faber Co. [Catalogue]Elements of drawing and mensuration applied to the mechanic arts - C. Davies (1846)Elements of geometry; with practical applications to mensuration - B. Greenleaf (1868)Exposure Calculator For Gamma Radiography - British Steel Castings Research AssociationFlying Fish No 1009 Slide Rule ManualGeometrical and graphical essays, description of the mathematical instruments used in geometry, civil and military surveying, levelling, and perspective - G. Adams (1807)Handbook of the 'double' slide rule, shewing its applicability to navigation - William Henry Bayley (1864)Hand-book of the slide-rule - W. H. Bayley (1876)Hawney's Complete measurer, or, The whole art of measuring - W. Hawney (1820)How to use the Fuller traffic slide rule - Captain L. J. FullerHow to Use the Wakco Weight Slide Rule Model No. 1373-C PART I - Potteiger, C. R.Instruction for Castell Precision Slide RulesInstructions for the use of a slide rule for radiation calculations - M. W. MakowskiInstructions for the use of the Aristo Slide Rules (Reitz Pattern)Instructions for the use of the slide-rule, applied to computations relating to practical .. (1847)Instrumental calculation or a treatise on the sliding rule (1846)John Napier and the invention of logarithms, 1614; a lecture - Hobson, Ernest WilliamMannheim and multiplex slide rules - L W Rosenthal(1905)Manos - Dep Prot Cert DPCDPC03773105 2Marks Mechanical Engineers Handbook 1st EditionMeasurement and mechanics - J. SatterlyMeasuring Made Easy, or Description & Use of Coggeshall's Slide Rule - J. Good (1744)Measuring made easy, or, The description and use of Coggeshall's sliding rule [Revised Ed.](1786)Mechanics Assistant Mensuration And The Sliding Rule (1849)Mensuration - W Hall (1893)Mensuration and Practical Geometry (1863)Mensuration and practical geometry; containing ... To which is appended a treatise on the carpenter's slide-rule and gauging - Haswell, Chas. H (1858)Modern instruments and methods of calculation a handbook of the Napier Tercentenary Exhibition - Horsburg, E. MModern instruments and methods of calculationNotes On The History Of The Slide Rule (Volume 15) 6 Page Article - Cajori, Florian (1908)On the history of Gunter's scale and the slide rule during the seventeenth century - Cajori, FlorianOperating Instructions. The Reed Electronic Engineer's Slide Rule - J. G. ReedPickett All-Metal Slide Rules CataloguePickett Slide Rules, Scientific & Educational Equipment Pocket CatalogPractical mathematics, with drawing and mensuration, applied to the mechanic arts - C. Davies (1875)Practical mensuration - C. A. Fleming (1902)Practical mensuration, by the pen and slide rule (1831)Rodgers' mensuration. Elements of mensuration - M. H. Rodgers (1862)Rudimentary treatise on mensuration - T. Baker (1874)Slide Rule - Colonel H C DunlopSlide Rule - Colonel H C Dunlop vers.2Slide-rule instructor - John Chadwick (1893)Slide-rule instructor, for instruction on Chadwick's improved slide rule, containing new and important rules upon the present practice of engineering, etc. - J. Chadwick (1893)Slide-rule notes, with diagrams - H. C. DunlopSolution of railroad problems by the slide rule - Cary, Edward RichardSolution of railroad problems by the slide ruleSpiral Slide Rule Equivalent to a Straight Slide Rule 83 Feet 4 Inches Long ... - George Fuller (1878)Stereometry Or, The Art of Gauging Made Easie, by the Help of the Sliding-rule - T. Everard (1721)Teach Yourself The Slide Rule Burns SnodgrassThacher's calculating instrument or cylindrical slide-rule (1884)The 50 Centimetre Slide Rule TacheometryThe Agamemnon Of AeschylusThe Braille Slide Rule A Teachers' and Students' Guide to the Use of the Braille Slide Rule - R. L. MontgomeryThe Compass Monthly Journal Vol 3 (1893-1894)The compendious measurer; being a brief, yet comprehensive, treatise on mensuration and practical geometry - C. Hutton (1807)The complete slide rule instructor (1858)The Description and Use of the Sliding Rule, in Arithmetic, and in the ... - Andrew Mackay (1811)The inverted slide rule and its uses (1868)The linen manufacturer, weaver, and warper's assistant ... with a description of the sliding rule, and the application of it to the art of weaving - A. Peddie (1822)The Mannheim and polyphase slide rulesThe Mannheim slide rule; complete manual with tables of settings, equivalents and gauge points - Cox, William (1909)The mechanic's assistant - a thorough practical treatise on mensuration and the sliding rule - D. M. Knapen (1849)The Mines Magazine Vol VIIThe Slide Rule - Wm. Cox (1891)The Slide Rule 17th Edition - PickworthThe slide rule and how to use it (1868)The slide rule; a practical manual - Pickworth, Charles N (1908)The slide-rule, and how to use it Containing Full,easy and Simple Instructions to Perform All ... - Charles Hoare (1868)The stereometricon - measurement of all solids by one and the same rule - C. Baillairge (1881)The Use Of The Slide Rule - Allan R CullimoreTreatise on the Arrangement, Application, and Use of Slide Rules - T Dixon (1881)Treatise on the art of measuring - J. Ryan (1831)Treatise on the circular, multi-index, spiral slide rule - Thomas Dixon (1881)Use Of The Slide Rule The Cattle Gauge (1847)William Oughtred, a great seventeenth-century teacher of mathematics - Cajori, Florian

The Nature of Scanned Books

You will get a copy of each of the scanned books in PDF format. The PDF will be a replica of the book in exactly the condition it was available to us - so that will necessarily mean that the book will have inevitable signs of ageing. Some of the books in our collection are over 400 years old - it is not possible to maintain a book in pristine condition for that length of time. In addition any marks made by the previous owners will also be present. We do not consider that to be a flaw of the product but rather adds to its authenticity.

Searchable - Each file is fully named on the driveso it is easy to search and find a particular title. In addition each book is searchable and individual sections or pages can easily be printed.

Viewing - The books will require suitable PDF software to view them, almost certainly you will already have this on your computer or device - if not such software is universally available for Free download.

Sizing - Page size can be adjusted to suit your needs for viewing text or images.

Printing - A complete bookis printable, or individual sections or just individual pages too.

Images - All images can be printed out and used as you wish.

About the Drive

The drive is not suitable for use on a home DVD player connected to your TVor audio device.The drivecontains PDF files (these are electronic books)which can be viewed on your computer. You can easily convert the PDF files to a similar format suitable for viewing on your Tablet, mobile phone, Kindle, eBook readeror other device using the totally free software calledCalibre.

Please Note - Physical books are not included in this purchase; all books are scans of the original books in PDF digital format only. You will receive your USB drive only - there is no box included. The cost of a box plus associated increase in postage and packaging would mean the price of the item would need to at least double and we find that our customers do not value a box but rather they value the contents of our drives


All items are shipped from the UK. We despatch within one business day of receiving the order, please note that whilst we can despatch purchases quickly we cannot control the delivery time it takes to reach you.

For UK deliveries the standard service is second class post shipped in secure packaging.

For non-UK deliveries; the standard posting methodis Airmail. Please be aware that Airmail delivery times can vary greatly even within the same country, there is not a standard time and please do not expect your item to arrive within a few days - it simply will not happen.

The "Anticipated Delivery" date is given by , not us, and quite frankly should be totally ignored because it is not a true reflection of the reality. There is an option to have tracked international shipping (it is an option in the postage section of the listing) - tracked delivery is far more secure, it can often be quicker but is relatively expensive; we charge just for the cost of the service plus our additional time in organising it; it is entirely optional whether you make use of that service or not.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We feel certain you will be delighted with your purchase. If however for any reason you have cause for concern then please contact us. We are always happy to resolve any issue to your satisfaction and offer a full no-quibble money-back guarantee. We purchase many different items ourselves on and understand the need for quality customer service.

Please note - before contacting us with a query that the USB driveis intended to be use on a computer only (with suitable PDF reader software) - it will not work on a home DVD player connected to your TV or a "smart" TV etc. The drive does not contain audio or video files; it is a data drive with PDFs on it

DELIVERY time-scale - Note to AllNon-UKBuyers

In 99.9% of cases we will post your international purchase to you within one Business day but after that we have absolutely no control over the speed, efficiency or effectiveness of the particular delivery service that you have selected.

So please be aware of the following:

1.Anticipated delivery is set by (not us) and should be ignored.2.There is no set time for when your Airmailitem will arrive. It may be 2 weeks, it may be 4 weeks (yes items can often take that long to be delivered); but almost certainly it will not be 5 days.3.Standard Airmail delivery WILL NOT INCLUDE TRACKING – that service is available for an extra charge.Tracking will make the delivery more secure but does not necessarily speed up the delivery time(we charge extra for tracking simply because that is what Royal Mail charge us).

Pleaseform your expectations on the basis of the points raised above – the samepoints applyfor all sellers though they may not openly say it; but we prefer tocreate a realistic expectation and as a result have a harmonious relationship rather than tell you it will arrive in 4 days and then have to deal with the fallout from that when it doesn’t happen.

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