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James FERGUSON

Arts and Sciences, Arts and Sciences. FERGUSON. Tables and Tracts relative to Several Arts and Sciences.

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James FERGUSON
Arts and Sciences, Arts and Sciences. FERGUSON. Tables and Tracts relative to Several Arts and Sciences.
 8vo mm. 200x130, pp. XV, (1), 334, (2), with 3 copper plates at the end; contemporary leather binding, spine with label and rules. Damages on joints, fine copy.

Condition Report

Second enhanced edition of this interesting manual containing a large variety of "numerical tables related to Arts & Science" by the English astronomer James Ferguson (1710-1776), the self-taught "peasant scientist" (he was pastor until the age of 14) . Among these plates, we recall those related to "True time of New and Full Moon; For solving astromical problems; Representing diurnal motions of Sun & Moon in a clock; Showing the periodical revolution of the Earth; Representing the motion of Jupiter, the annual revolutions of Mercury, Venus and the Earth round the Sun; For finding the corresponding years of the Julian period; Showing the power required to work any hydraulic engine; Comparing English avoirdupoise with Foreign measures; Shewing the Interest of any sum of money, at any rate of interest; The price of goods from AD 1066 to 1764; The probabilities of human life; The velocity of Light and Sound; Opposite causes of the globe; etc. etc."

Bibliography

Zeitlinger, n. 7864; Poggendorff, I/734. 
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