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A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts. 2 Vols
London: Joseph Johnson, 1807. Ex-Library First edition. Hardcover. g. Large Quarto. xxiv, 796, xliii plates, xii, 738pp., xv plates. Rebacked original calf with gilt ruling and gilt lettering on black label of spine. Most significant scientific renderings of this British polymath presented in lectures, delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, on mechanics, hydrodynamics, physics, mathematical elements of natural philosophy, and an extensive catalog of works relating to natural philosophy and the mechanical arts. This important publication includes his noted undulatory theory of light and the description of the experimental demonstration of interference. It is illustrated with 58 extraordinary copperplates of drawings, two of them superbly hand-colored, in-text diagrams and drawings as well as two maps. The bibliography in volume two was omitted from the second edition and never reprinted. Binding with moderate wear along edges with corners heavily rubbed. Some scuffing and chipping on covers and spine. Library plate of the Library Company of Baltimore on inside cover of both volumes as well as penciled library numbers, and four line handwritten note in volume one. Reinforced with library tape at all hinges. Library numbers penciled to title pages and few notations and marks in margins of book block. Light foxing of book blocks and occasional small stains. Some offsetting of images to opposite pages. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ condition.
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