Two mathematical essays

the first on ultimate ratios, the second on the power of the wedge. By the Reverend Mr. Ludlam. by William Ludlam

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Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1986. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 5495, no. 5).

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