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RUTHERFORTH, Thomas (1712--1771)
A system of natural philosophy, being a course of lectures in mechanics, optics, hydrostatics, and astronomy; which are read in St Johns College Cambridge, by T. Rutherforth D.D. F.R.S. ... In two volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
Cambridge printed by J. Bentham, printer to the university, for T. Thurlbourn, bookseller; and sold by J. Beecroft, London, 1748.
2 vols ; 25.7 cm. (4°)
I: [24], 496 p. ; XVII pl. (fold.)
II: [2], 497--1105, [7] p. ; pl. XVIII--XXXI (fold.)

The author was a natural and moral philosopher who in this work, which became a popular textbook, developed his "firmly Newtonian course of instruction" (ODNB). Includes a list of subscribers. ESTC t150276.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone on 8 July 1807. (Spiers Box). Volume I inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper Scarce/ fine Sett 2 Vols. 16s:/ Usefull plates fo.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spines, gilt-tooled edges, red and black spine-labels.

Reference Number 4265


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