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MARTIN, Benj[amin].
The Philosophical Grammar; Being a View of the Present State of Experimented Physiology, or Natural Philosophy. In Four Parts, Part I. SOMATOLOGY, treateth of the universal Nature and Properties of Matter, or Substance ............. Part II. COSMOLOGY, exhibiteth a general view of the Universe ........ Part III. AEROLOGY, compriseth the Philosophy of the Atmosphere .......... Part IV. GEOLOGY, containeth a philosophical View of the terraqueous Globe, in all its Parts and Productions ...........

The whole extracted from the Writings of the greatest Naturalists of the last and present Age, treated in the familiar Way of Dialogue, adapted purposely to the Capacities of the Youth of both Sexes; and adorned and illustrated with Variety of Copper-Plates, Maps, &c. Several of which are entirely new, and all easy to be understood.

pp. xxx, (ii) Table, 322, (iv) A Paraphrase, (viii) Index, (i) Errata, (i) Advertisement. 16 folding engraved plates [of which 2 are maps], many signed by EMANUEL BOWEN, 2 folding Tables. Contemporary calf rebacked, ex libris RICHARD FREEMAN with his notes, fine engraved book-plate of SAMUEL WHITBREAD, signature of JAMES TOWERSEY, CCC OXON 1741, a very good copy, ex libris RICHARD FREEMAN.

*ESTC T25347 ........... an immensely popular work, in part no doubt because Martin would have used it in his school in Chichester ['Youth are boarded very reasonably by the Author'], running to a so-called eighteenth edition in 1778. This, first, edition is rather scarce. SEE FREEMAN BNHB #2468 [with incorrect title and differing collation]. Freeman notes that editions 8 to 17 do not exist !

Printed for J. Noon, at the White-Hart in Cheapside, near Mercers-Chapel. London.

Date Published: 1735. First Edition. 8vo.

Stock No. 63095

Price: 525.00