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A New System Of Scales Of Equal Parts, Applicable To Various Purposes Of Engineering, Architectural And General Science. Illustrated by a fac-simile of the Scales on Copper Plate. - By Charles Holtzapffel, Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers. -

Charles Holtzapffel

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Published By John Weale, Architectural Library, 59, High Holborn; Sold Also By Holtzapffel And Co., 64, Charing Cross, and 127, Long-Acre, Engine, Lathe, And Tool Manufacturers; Troughton And Simms, 136, Fleet Street, Opticians; R.B. Bate, 21, Poultry, Optician And Agent For Admiralty Charts, &c.; J. And J. Thomson, Manchester; And Agnew And Zanetti, Manchester. -, 1838.

Physical Description

45, [2], iv, [1], xxiv p., [1] pl. (fold.); 222 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Some copies lack the advertisement 'Abridged From The General Catalogue', but it appears to be intended as an integral part of the publication, as is indicated by the note on the verso of the last page of 'A Table Containing All Possible Fractions ...'.


[T.p.] - Introduction - [Text, and fold. pl.] - [Divisional t.p., 'A Table Containing All Possible Fracti That can be formed from the Numbers 1 to 25 ...'] - [Tables] - [Note, '[For List Of Scales, See End Of Catalogue]'] - [Publishers' advertisement 'Abridged From The General Catalogue'].

Responsibility Note

The folding plate is unsigned.

The printer is named on the verso of the title page: 'London: Printed By T. Brettell, Rupert Street, Haymarket.'


Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 2 (1995), no. 1533, p.809.


The title page is inscribed in ink, 'The Royal Academy from the Author'.

Binding Note

19th-century purple cloth, upper cover carrying white paper printed label lettered 'A New System Of Scales Of Equal Parts, Applicable To Various Purposes Of Engineering, Architectural And General Science. - Wuth a Fac Simile of Copper Plate. - Price 2s. 6d.'; rebacked, spine unlettered.


Scales (rules) - Measuring - Measurements (dimensions) - Engineering - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Manuals - Instructional materials - Great Britain - 19th century


Charles Holtzapffel, previous owner, donor
Thomas Brettell, printer
Robert Brettell Bate, bookseller
J. Thomson, bookseller
John Weale, publisher
Holtzapffel and Company, bookseller
Troughton and Simms, bookseller
Agnew and Zanetti, bookseller