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Essays and Observations Physical and Literary Read Before the Philosophical Society in Edinburgh and Published by Them

By Philosophical Society of Edinburgh

1771

John Balfour : Edinburgh

8.5" by 5"

xii, 526pp, [6]

 

 

 

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An educational essay collection on a variety of subjects read before the Philosophical Society in Edinburgh and published by them. Illustrated, with eight plates.

This is the first volume from this series by the Philosophical Society, and is the second edition. To the preface it is notes that 'After the medical society of Edinburgh had published those volumes of Essays, which have met with so favourable a reception from the public, a proposal was made them to enlarge their plan, and to carry their disquisitions into other parts of nature, besides such as more immediately relate to the branches of medicine.' There are essays on the laws of motion, the cause of the variations of the obliquity of the ecliptic, Jupiter, thunder and electricity, neutral salts, the womb and more. These twenty two essays span a variety of topics in the realm of science and are by many noted physicians and professors of the time. Contributors include Alexander Monro, Robert Whytt, James Gray, Colin McLaurin, Henry Home and John Stewart. Collated, complete with eight plates. ESTC No. T136788. A fascinating collection of essays regarding science and philosophy during the late eighteenth century.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Small loss to the head and tail of spine. Marks to the boards. Light bumping to the extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown, Frasquel. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional light spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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