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An Introduction to Natural Philosophy.

pp. (iii), xvi*, (v)-xx, (ii) Errata to v.I, 359, (i) blank, (vii) Index, (i) blank. 19 folding engraved plates; (ii), 349, (i) blank, (xii) Index. [pp. (iv), The Contents and Errata, are misbound within the Index]. 7 engraved folding plates. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, all joints weak, the front board of v.I coming loose, two paper flaws in v. I repaired without loss, a little foxing at the front of each volume, one plate in each volume is slightly misfolded and protruding at the fore-edge, good copies overall.

*The first edition of this title was published in 1782 and soon became a standard text book - this is the final edition, which, due to '...the pressure of business, and repeated attacks of illness, the Author has found it impossible to finish the present edition without assistance.' Consequently, the section on Chemistry was completely rewritten by FREDERICK ACCUM, the section on electricity was revised and a section on galvanism added, by T. CHURCHILL. Also, following printing of the astronomy section, three new planets were discovered and Nicholson has given all the information known about them in his Advertisement to v.I.

For J. Johnson, St. Paul's Churchyard. London.

Date Published: 1805. Fifth edition, with improvements. 2 volumes.

Stock No. 57441

Price: 150.00