A System Of Familiar Philosophy: In Twelve Lectures; Being The Course Usually Read By Mr. A. Walker; Containing The Elements And The Practical Uses To Be Drawn From The Chemical Properties Of Matter: The Principles and Application Of Mechanics; Of Hydrostatics; Of Hydraulics; Of Pneumatics; Of Magnetism; Of Electricity; Of Optics; And Of Astronomy. Including Every Material Modern Discovery And Improvement To The Present Time. Adam Walker.

A System Of Familiar Philosophy: In Twelve Lectures; Being The Course Usually Read By Mr. A. Walker; Containing The Elements And The Practical Uses To Be Drawn From The Chemical Properties Of Matter: The Principles and Application Of Mechanics; Of Hydrostatics; Of Hydraulics; Of Pneumatics; Of Magnetism; Of Electricity; Of Optics; And Of Astronomy. Including Every Material Modern Discovery And Improvement To The Present Time

London: Printed for the Author, 1802. New Edition. Hardcover. 354 and 251 pages. 25 page index. 27 x 22 cm. Illustrated by forty-nine copper-engraved fold-out plates. First published 1799. "Walker traveled as a lecturer in natural philosophy, and after visiting most of the great town of Great Britain and Ireland, he met Joseph Priestley who induced him to lecture in the Haymarket in 1778." [see: DNB, p.2173]. His mechanical inventions included engines for raising water, carriages powered by wind or steam, a road mill, a machine for watering land, and a dibbling plough. Half title and two pages of adverts for G. Kearsley end of Vol. II. Text toned; scattered, intermittent foxing to plates mostly at margins; last leaf Vol. I repaired at margin. Bookplates. Modern maroon buckram. Very good. 2 vols. Item #18189

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