Fergusons Lectures on Select Subjects, in mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, geography, astronomy, and dialing. ... The second edition. With: Plates illustrating a new edition of Fergusons Lectures
Edinburgh & Philadelphia,
by BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).
Edinburgh & Philadelphia,: 1806.. [Edinburgh: Printed for Bell & Bradfute Â…, 1806. Atlas printed: Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1806]. Mixed issues. Second edition. 2 volumes + atlas. 8vo. + 4to. lxviii, 422, ; x, 510,  pp. Index; some spotting. Original full tree calf; spine and extremities very worn. Atlas: 48 engraved plates (4 folding); some plates browned, torn, worn, covers essentially a remnant, being heavily chipped, covers off. Lacks ffep (vol. II). Atlas with ownership signatures of John F. Mansfield and Ethan Stone, January 4th, 1812. Three additional book labels from: ApprenticesÂ’ Library, Ohio MechanicÂ’ Institute Library, [and] Ohio School Library, Cincinnati. As is. BrewsterÂ’s edition of FergusonÂ’s lectures was a popular source for scientific learning. Â¶ STEEPED IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF CINCINNATI, WITH PROVENANCE: PROVENANCE [for Atlas]: Ethan Stone was president of the Bank of Cincinnati, first established in 1814. He was also Justice of the Peace and a second vice-president of Â“The Cincinnati for the Promotion of Agriculture.Â” He built a bridge over Mill Creek, though it was destroyed in 1822. See: Charles Theodore Greve, Centennial History of Cincinnati and Representative Citizens, vol. 1, Chicago, (1904), pp. 448, 475, 528, 574, 578. Captain John F. Mansfield Â“was thought by my parents, who were good judges, to be the most promising man they knew. He was a man of genius, a student of science, and an elegant writer Â… [He] was Captain of one of the two volunteer companies in Cincinnati in the spring of 1812 and became a part of the army of American General William Hull during the War of 1812, and with that army was surrendered to the British at Fort Detroit. He was seized with a fever while crossing Lake Erie and died just after his return to Cincinnati Â‘not of fever alone but of a broken heart.Â’Â” (p. 282). [FULL TITLE: FergusonÂ’s Lectures on Select Subjects, in mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, geography, astronomy, and dialing. With notes and an appendix. The second edition. With: Plates illustrating a new edition of FergusonÂ’s Lectures Â… This American edition, carefully revised and corrected by Robert Patterson.] (Inventory #: S13103)
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