MANCHESTER LITERARY SOCIETY 1793 ENGRAVINGS SCIENCE PHYSICS NITHSDALE RABIES

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  • Sold Date: Oct 11, 2015
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A SCARCE 18THC VOLUME :Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester. Vol IV. Parts 1 & 2. Manchester 1793. Octavo, 653p,[3]. Worn original calf, boards detached, but internally generally clean. Containing 9 engraved plates : nithsdale obelisk; instruments used in the combustion of dead bodies (2), diagrams illustrative of the dictrine of central forces, Orton scar; munument in Penrith churchyard; Carlisle parapet/nithsdale cross/Giant's thumb; Monument at Penrith; Improved barometer & rain gage. Reasonably substantial articles, including : reason for supposing that Lakes have been more numerous; argument against materialism; observations on different blue colours; dissertation on ancient carved stones in scotland; on the action of metallic oxydes and earths upon oils; meteorological observations; laws of motion of a cylinder; sketch of the history of sugar; obervations on the flints of chalk beds; on Plica Polonica; the inverse method of central forces; canine and spontaneous hydrophobia; obelisks; etc. Fairly good copy.