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Philosophie der tollen en ballen; of het Newtoniaansche zamenstel van wysbegeerte, geschikt naar de vatbaarheid der eerste Jeugd, en gemeenzaam en vermaaklyk gemaakt door voorwerpen, welke aan haar zeer bekend zyn: bestaande in ses lessen, geleezen voor de Lilliputiaansche Maatschappie, door Tom Telescope.Middelburg, Christiaan Bohemer, 1768. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece showing a little boy, Tom Telescope, standing on a table and explaining matter and motion to a group of other small children with some adults present too, a woodcut showing a pair of telescopes, and 8 fine engraved plates showing the solar system, an air-pump and air-gun, globes and armillary spheres, Vesuvius, etc. Contemporary half calf.
Bibelebontse berg, pp. 187-188; Buijnsters, BNK 575; Cat. Van Rijn 323; cf. David M. Knight, Natural Science Books in English, p. 79 (1761 Engl. ed.). First Dutch edition, with engravings printed from the plates of the second English edition, of the famous English children's book on natural science: The Newtonian system of philosophy adapted to the capacity of young gentlemen and ladies , first published in 1761 and variously ascribed to John Newbury (1713-1767) or Olivier Goldsmith. The Dutch adaptor has remained anonymous. The book is meant for beginners in natural science and the six lessons are given by a very young and very bright child, Tom Telescope, using objects and situations familiar to children. But all is put on a very scientific base, according to the latest discoveries by Newton. Binding rubbed, top and bottom of spine worn off; small wormholes in lower margins. Internally in good condition.
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