1793 · London:
by EMERSON, William (1701-1782).
London:: Printed for F. Wingrave, 1793., 1793. 8vo. , xxii, -302,  pp. 9 + 12 + 6 folding plates, figs. Original dark brown gilt-stamped leather; small piece of leather missing at front lower cover, joints worn. Ownership inscription of Geo. Couper, 1815. Good. Three parts in one volume. Emerson was an eccentric English Mathematician best known for his textbooks. The three parts: I: Mechanics; or, the doctrine of motion. . . . II: The Projection of the Sphere, orthographic, stereographic, and gnomonical. III: The Laws of Centripetal and Centrifugal Force. . . The text contains a wide range of practical applications to mechanics: the pendulum, planes, curved surfaces, beams of timber, strength of materials, stress, power of engines, hydrostatics, pneumatics, gravity, friction, wheel carriages, hand mill, watches, etc. Emerson was a mathematician and taught the subject. He was a prolific author, with his Principles of Mechanics being first issued in 1754 and re-issued in subsequent editions. Provenance: George Couper (1788-1861), Heugh Street, South Shields [county of Durham, U.K.], June 10th 1815, was a colonel in the British army, and made a baronet in 1841.
(Inventory #: RW1053)