A course of lectures in natural and experimental philosophy, geography and astronomy : in which the properties, affections, and phænomena of natural bodies, hitherto discover'd, are exhibited and explain'd on the principles of the Newtonian philosophy ... : the whole confirmed by experiments, and illustrated with copper-plates : to which is added, an Appendix ... / by Benjamin Martin.

Martin, Benjamin, 1705-1782 [Browse]
Reading : Printed and sold by J. Newbery and C. Micklewright, in the Market-Place ... [and also by 15 others in 9 other locations], MDCCXLIII [1743]
[12], 126, [6] p., [10] folded leaves of plates : ill. (engravings) ; 28 cm.


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  • Bookseller's advertisement on p. [ii] for : "Books, &c. printed and sold by J. Newbery and C. Micklewright, in the Markey-Place, Reading, Berks."
  • Appendix explaining "characters, words, and phrases" on p. 121-126.
  • Index on [5] p. at end; last p. blank.
  • Illustrations: 10 engraved fold-out plates (37 or 47 cm., unfolded), picturing microscope, mechanical devices, the solar system, and diagramming concepts, signed by Bowen (either as "E. Bowen" or "Eman. Bowen); wood-engraved tailpieces.
  • Cotsen copy: Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Purchased at the public auction of the Samuel G. Drake Library, 7th June, 1776."
  • Cotsen copy: Inscribed at head of half-t.p. in a 19th c. hand: "John Dickinson."
  • Cotsen copy: Inscribed at head of t.p.:" Dat. Juln. Gee, 1787(?).
Binding note
Later light brown quarter calf, over marbled paper-covered bds., with gilt-stamped rules and date and black morocco spine label with title: "Benjamin Martin lectures"; later binder's blanks added before and after text.
  • ESTC, T10165
  • Roscoe, A319
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England Reading (Berks.)
Other title(s)
  • Lectures in natural and experimental philosophy, geography and astronomy
  • Natural and experimental philosophy,
  • Benjamin Martin lectures
  • Appendix containing an explication of such charatcers, words, and phrases, as are not explain'd in the foregoing lectures ... .
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