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Adams Lectures on Natural & Experimental Philosophy  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,040
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy

Author:
Adams, George

Place:
London

Publisher:
J. Dillon

Date:
1799

Description:

5 volumes. Frontispiece in first volume; final volume with 43 engraved folding plates. (8vo) 21.5x13 cm (8½x5¼") early half calf and marbled boards, red leather labels on spines. Second Edition.

First published in 1794, this edition revised and expanded with 4 additional plates. Adams was mathematical instrument maker to George III and author of many elementary works on science. The instruments depicted in the plates are representative of those offered by the Adams firm. Subjects include Astronomy, optics, magnetism, etc.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Bindings lightly worn, labels chipped; some staining at the rear of the first volume; plates overall clean, with some faint offsetting; very good.


 
Item number:
290383
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