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CLARE, M[artin].
The Motion of Fluids, Natural and Artificial;

In particular that of the AIR and WATER: IN A Familiar Manner proposed and proved by evident and conclusive EXPERIMENTS, to which are added many useful REMARKS, DONE WITH Such PLAINNESS and PERSPICUITY, that they may be understood by the UNLEARNED. For whose Sake is annexed, A Short EXPLANATION of such Uncommon Terms, which in Treating on this Subject could not, without Affectation, be avoided. WITH Plain DRAUGHTS of such EXPERIMENTS and MACHINES, which, by Description only, might not readily be comprehended.

Description:
pp. (xvi), 375, (xxiv) Glossary and Index, (i) Advertisement. 9 folding engraved plates. Contemporary sprinkled calf rebacked, contents clean and in very good condition.

*SOTHERAN Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica I #803 [8 plates only]. NOT in the TURNER COLLECTION. This work deals with HYDROSTATICS (37 sections including Pipes and Pistons, Pumps, the Antigugler, the Hydrostatical Balance, Syphons, Fire-Engines, Jets-d'Eau) and PNEUMATICS (30 sections including Muscular Motion, the Heart and Circulation of the Blood, the Manner of Cupping, Digestion and Nutrition, Meteorology, Winds, Vapours, Hail,Snow and Frost, smoaky Chimneys, Sound and the Speaking Trumpet and Auricular Tube, echo, Places of Hearing, and the Art of Diving). Clare also stresses the importance of learning by conducting `Experiments... with Accuracy and Judgement.'

Printed for A. Ward, J. and P. Knapton, and others. London.

Date Published: 1747. Third edition, Corrected and Improved. 8vo.

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