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    Sale 2013

    Important Scientific Books: The Richard Green Library

    17 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 86

    DESAGULIERS, John Theophilus (1683-1744). A Course of Experimental Philosophy. London: Printed for W. Innys, et al., 1745.

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    DESAGULIERS, John Theophilus (1683-1744). A Course of Experimental Philosophy. London: Printed for W. Innys, et al., 1745.

    2 volumes, 4o (237 x 190 mm). 76 engraved plates (a few plates trimmed, slightly affecting a few margins). Contemporary ottled calf, spines gilt (some wear, joints starting, some chipping to spine ends). Provenance: Arthur Godolphin (bookplate).

    Second edition, originally published in 1731, on the state of physics. Desaguliers was the inventor of the Planetarium, which he here describes, which would serve to calculate the distances of the heavenly bodies according to Newton and Copernicus. (2)


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