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Thomas Houghton


English author.

An English writer on mining and legal matters.

Biographical references: BBA: I 575, 339. Watt, Bibliotheca Britannica, 1824. WBI.

1. English, 1681 [First edition].
[Contained within a single rule box:] Rara Avis in Terris: | Or The | Compleat Miner, | In two Books; | The first containing, | The Liberties, Laws and Customs | of the Lead-Mines, | within the Wapentake of Wirksworth | in Derbyshire; in fifty nine Articles, | being all that ever was made. | The second teacheth, | The Art of dialling and levelling Grooves; | a thing greatly desired by all Miners; being a | subject never written on before by any. | With an Explanation of the Miners Terms of Art | used in this Book. | Unius Labor, multorum laborem allevar. | [rule] | By Thomas Houghton. | [rule] | London: | Printed for William Cooper at the Pelican | in Little Brittain 1681.

12: A-E12 F5; 65l.; [8], [1]-105, [17] p. Diagram (p. 102). Title within rules.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [4 pgs], "To All | Miners | ..."; [1 pg], "Ad Amicum suum | valde Ingenium."-signed Robertus Webster (=poem).; [1 pg], "To his loving Friend Thomas | Houghton" (=poem).; [1]-105, Text, "...Inquisition..."-dated 10 October 1665.; [1 pg], "The last Operation in Dialling."; [4 pgs], "A Table shewing the Con- | tents of the Articles."; [1 pg], "The Contents of the Second | Book."; [1 pg], "Advertisement."; [9 pgs], "An | Explanation | Of The | Miners | Terms of Art | Used in this | Book."; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. "An explanation of the miners term of art used in this book" p. [8]-[16] Table of contents: p. [2]-[6] at end. Errata: p. [6] at end.

Bibliographical references: Freilich Sale Catalog: no. 257. Hoover Collection: no. 435. Wing: H2933.

Rara Avis in Terris: or, the Compleat Miner. (London, 1740).
See under: Barba, Alvaro Alonso.

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