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Emerson, William (1701-1782, mathematician)
The Principles of Mechanics. Explaining and Demonstrating the general Laws of Motion, the laws of gravity, motion of descending bodies, projectiles, mechanic powers, pendulums, centers of gravity, &c. strength and stress of timber, hydrostatics, and construction of machines. A work very necessary to be known, by all gentlemen, and others, that desire to have an insight into the works of nature and art. And extremely useful to all sorts of artificers; particularly to architects, engineers, shipwrights, millwrights, watchmakers, &c. Or any that work in a mechanical way. Second edition, corrected and very much enlarged
London: London: Printed for J. Richardson, in Pater-noster-Row, 1758. Full leather. Very Good. Second edition, quarto; viii, [2], 284pp, with full complement of 43 folding engraved plates. In original full calf neatly respined with five raised spine bands between double gilt fillets, original gilt-lettered red leather spine label to second compartment, quires I to M with marginal stain to fore-edge not affecting text, paper browning to quires N and O, otherwise a clean unmarked copy with bookplate of William Downes (1st baron Downes, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland) to upper pastedown. Despite the unobtrusive staining, a very handsome copy of this early Newtonian text. ESTC T77168.
Bookseller: Lyppard Books [United Kingdom]
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