Memoria Technica: or, a New Method of Artificial Memory, applied to, and exemplified in Chronology, History, Geograohy, Astronomy, also Jewish, Grecian and Roman coins, weights and measures etc.

By: Grey, Richard

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Third edition, corrected and improved, octavo, pp (ii), xvi, (8), 160, (28), title page printed in red and black, a small neat name on the front endpaper (h t Yonge ?), a few turned corners, upper corners lightly creased, otherwise clean internally, front and rear hinges slightly cracking but in no way weak, the front and rear paste-down endpapers lifting from the boards but not torn, contemporary panelled cald, rubbed and a little worn, the joints slightly more worn but sound, slight wear to the spine head and a faint small paper label at the base (almost certainly a private library shelf number). This third edition appears to be qjuite scarce. [The author, 1696 - 1771, was an English churchman and author, and archdeacon of Bedford from 1757. Grey's system consisted in changing the last syllable of names into letters which represented figures according to an arbitrary table, and in stringing together the new formations in lines with a hexameter beat. It therefore uses strings of letters to remember numbers. Example: az = 10, tel = 325, teib = 381. The 'Memoria Technica' was applied to the dates and figures of chronology, geography, measures of weight and length, astronomy, and so on, and though uncouth and complicated met with great favour. The book went through several editions in the author's lifetime, and continued to be reprinted with modifications till 1861. On Grey's system were founded Solomon Lowe's 'Mnemonics,' and several aids to memory connected with other names. ]

Title: Memoria Technica: or, a New Method of Artificial Memory, applied to, and exemplified in Chronology, History, Geograohy, Astronomy, also Jewish, Grecian and Roman coins, weights and measures etc.

Author Name: Grey, Richard

Categories: Early works, History of Science, Science,

Edition: Third edition

Publisher: Westminster Hall, London, Printed for John Stagg: 1737

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 013813