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Ship building.- Fairfax (Brian, the younger, antiquary and scholar, Commissioner of Customs, 1676-1749) A Theoretick Treatise of Ship-Building Translated from the French of P: Paul Host Professor of the Mathematicks..., manuscript, 1733.

 

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Fairfax (Brian, the younger, antiquary and scholar, Commissioner of Customs, 1676-1749) A Theoretick Treatise of Ship-Building Translated from the French of P: Paul Host Professor of the Mathematicks..., manuscript, 7½pp., folds, small tear along folds, browned, Ipswich, folio, 1st December 1733.

⁂ A sample translation of the first chapter of Hoste's work, "L'Art des Armées Navales, ou Traité des Evolutions Navales", Lyon, 1697. The last page is a letter from Ipswich, dated 1733, "By this Specimen of the work of Father Hoste may be seen how usefull a teacher of the Mathematicks would be in His Maj.tys dock-yards... ."

Paul Hoste (1652-1700), King's Professor of Mathematics at Toulon.

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Fairfax (Brian, the younger, antiquary and scholar, Commissioner of Customs, 1676-1749) A Theoretick Treatise of Ship-Building Translated from the French of P: Paul Host Professor of the Mathematicks..., manuscript, 7½pp., folds, small tear along folds, browned, Ipswich, folio, 1st December 1733.

⁂ A sample translation of the first chapter of Hoste's work, "L'Art des Armées Navales, ou Traité des Evolutions Navales", Lyon, 1697. The last page is a letter from Ipswich, dated 1733, "By this Specimen of the work of Father Hoste may be seen how usefull a teacher of the Mathematicks would be in His Maj.tys dock-yards... ."

Paul Hoste (1652-1700), King's Professor of Mathematics at Toulon.

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