LANGWITH, Benjamin (c. 1684-1743)
Observations on Doctor Arbuthnot's Dissertations on Coins, Weights and Measures
London: Dan. Browne, 1747. Quarto. (9 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches). , 43, pp. Errata leaf at the rear.
Langwith was an antiquary and natural philosopher from Yorkshire and was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge. He was the author of this reply, posthumously edited by his widow, to the physician, scholar, and mathematician Dr. Arbuthnot's "Tables of Grecian, Roman, and Jewish measures, weights and coins." Chapters include discussions on the Roman pound, Roman ounce, the value of Roman money and Denarius in English coin, and Roman measures of capacity for solids and liquids.