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The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical
Instruments (French: Traité de la construction et des principaux usages des instrumens de
mathématique) is a book by Nicholas Bion, first published in 1709. It was translated into English in 1723 by
Edmund Stone.It was described as “the most famous book devoted to instruments” by historian
of science David M. Knight.==Nicholas Bion==
Nicholas Bion (French: Nicolas Bion [bjɔ̃]; 1652–1733) was a French instrument maker
and author with workshops in Paris. He was king’s engineer for mathematical
instruments. He died in Paris in 1733 aged 81.===Bibliography===
Bion is author of the following: L’usage des Globes Célestes et Terrestres
et des sphères suivant les differents systèmes du Monde (Amsterdam, 1700)
Usage des Astrolabes Traité de la construction et des principaux
usages des instrumens de mathématique (Paris, 1709) (online version

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