Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, and Optics. With the use of the Globes, the Art of Dealing, and the Calculation of the Mean Times of New and Full Moons and Eclipses. James FERGUSON.

Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, and Optics. With the use of the Globes, the Art of Dealing, and the Calculation of the Mean Times of New and Full Moons and Eclipses.

London, Printed for A. Millar, 1773. 4to. Illustrated with 36 folding engraved plates with partial, light offsetting. Full calf binding with red title label to spine. Levenside bookplate. Upper joint repaired. A superb copy. Ferguson's book was one of the first in English to deal extensively with mechanics and hydraulics and went through numerous editions until well into the nineteenth century. The plates of machinery after Ferguson's own drawings are attractive and skilfully executed. Scarce, especially in such fine condition. Item #35469

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