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FERGUSON, James (1710--1776)
[Lectures on select subjects. 1784]
Lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and optics. With the use of the globes, the art of dialing, and the calculation of the mean times of new and full moons and eclipses. By James Ferguson, F.R.S. The sixth edition.
London: printed for W. Strahan, J. Rivington and sons, T. Longman, B. Law, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, T. Lowndes, J. Bew, T. Evans, and W. Fox, 1784.
xi, [3], 396, [6], 48 p., XXIII, XIII fold. pl. ; 21.1 cm. (8°)

First published in 1760. Soane also owned the 'New Edition' of 1773 (q.v.). ESTC t134286.

Copy Notes Part of lot 10 bought for 9 s. at the Attingham Hall Sale, 7 Aug. 1827 (q.v.). With the bookplate of Lord Berwick, inscribed in ink with the shelfmark 'F. 5. 19.'.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt roll-tooled spine, red and black morocco spine-labels and paper label with library shelfmark '10/6'. Uniformly bound with three other volumes of 'Ferguson's Works', Tables and tracts, 2nd ed., 1771 (q.v.), The art of drawing in perspective made easy, 2nd ed., 1778 (q.v.), and An easy introduction to astronomy, 4th ed., 1779 (q.v.).

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