Reading: Printed and sold by J. Newbery and C. Micklewright. Also by Mess. Ware, Birt, Astley, Austen, Robinson, Dodsley, and Needham, booksellers in London, 1743.
First edition. , 126, pp. 10 engraved folding plates (numbered I-VIII, plus two large folding unnumbered plates of microscopes), engraved by E. Bowen. Without the half title. 4to. Later half calf and cloth. Ownership signature of W.C. Miller July, 1880 on ffep. Repaired tear to one plate, some foxing ESTC T10165. Item #320778
Martin (d. 1782) polymath, lexographer and maker of scientific instruments, here first published his lectures on natural and experimental philosophy, including much on the Newtonian system, with sections on physics, mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, phonics, light and colours, optics, astronomy, and geography.
The work is rarely found with all ten plates, i.e. including the two large unnumbered folding plates of microscopes of his own design (and offered for sale by J. Newbery, bookseller): a "pocket reflecting microscope" and a "universal microscope", each with a micrometer.
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