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Author: KEITH (GEORGE SKENE)
Title: Different Methods of Establishing an Uniformity of Weights and Measures Stated and Compared.
Description: London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1817. First Edition, [iv],32pp., stitched as issued, uncut. "For over thirty years Keith investigated methods for equalizing weights and measures, and strongly supported the adoption of the seconds pendulum as a standard. His plan was laid before a committee of parliament in January 1790 by Sir John Riggs Miller MP, who intended to bring in a bill on the subject; but it came to nothing because of the dissolution of parliament. Keith's pamphlet, Synopsis of a System of Equalization of Weights and Measures of Great Britain (1791), was praised by Sir Joseph Banks, and in 1817 Keith published Different Methods of Establishing an Uniformity of Weights and Measures."—(ODNB). Goldsmiths'-Kress, 21722.
Keywords: ECONOMICS ANTIQUARIAN
Price: GBP 85.00 = appr. US$ 121.38 Seller: Forest Books
- Book number: 27429