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MARTIN, Benjamin (1704 or 5--1782)
A plain and familiar introduction to the Newtonian experimental philosophy, in six sections, illustrated by six copper-plates. Designed for the use of such gentlemen and ladies as would acquire a competent knowledge of this science, without mathematical learning; and more especially those who have, or may attend the author's course of lectures and experiments on these subjects. By Benjamin Martin. The fifth edition.
London: printed for the author, and sold at his shop in Fleet street, and by the booksellers in town and country, 1765.
[8], 164, [4] p., VI fold. engr. pl. ; 20.1 cm. (8º)

Benjamin Martin was a scientific popularizer and instrument maker. ESTC t25355.

Copy Notes Marginalia in ink on pp. 2--4 left untrimmed and folded when the volume was rebound in the late eighteenth century (endpapers watermarked '1794'). Pencil marginalia on p. 60. Library shelf mark in ink on round paper label at foot of spine: 3/10.

Binding Late C18th quarter calf, marbled-paper boards, earlier(?) sheep corners, gilt double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 551


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