Tables and Tracts, Relative to Several Arts and Sciences. James FERGUSON.

Tables and Tracts, Relative to Several Arts and Sciences.

London: Printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington [et al], 1771. Second edition, "with Additions". 8vo. xvi, 334, (2) pp. Recent half speckled calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label. 3 folding plates. Very good. One of Ferguson's later works, first published in 1767, having long since been deemed a great authority in the development and study of mechanics and astronomy. Whilst his application to become clerk of the Royal Society was turned down, he was granted fellowship with the "the remarkable exemption that on account of his singular merit and circumstances he should be excused the usual admission fee and the annual contribution..." (ODNB). His works were highly praised for their accuracy and for the easily comprehendible style in which they were composed, so much so that they were used as source material for entries in the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Item #27711

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