Outlines of Natural Philosophy, Being Heads of Lectures Delivered in the University of Edinburgh.
by PLAYFAIR, John (1748-1819).
Edinburgh:: Archibald Constable, 1819., 1819. 2 volumes. 8vo. vii, , 323, ; vii, , 341,  pp. 7 plates [containing 56 figs.]. Original light brown blind- and gilt-stamped calf, dark brown gilt-stamped labels, raised bands, edges marbled, with stamps of Academia Marischallana, with prize bookplate of Francisco Aberdein, 1844. Very good +. Mixed issue; third edition of the first volume, second edition of the second volume, and both bound uniformly. The contents deals with the properties of matter, dynamics, mechanics, friction, motion of machines, rotation of bodies, hydrostatics, hydraulics, aerostatics, pneumatics (involving air, water, wind, rain), and astronomy. John Playfair FRSE, FRS was a Scottish scientist, mathematician, and natural philosopher. In his time he was one of the foremost intellectuals in Scotland, and a frequent contributor to the Edinburgh Review and the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
(Inventory #: SW1208)
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