The Newtonian System of Philosophy, Explained by Familiar Objects, in an Entertaining Manner, for the Use of Young Persons.
Telescope, Tom.

London: Printed for Ogilvy and Son; Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme; J. Walker; Lackington, Allen, and Co. and Darton and Harvey, 1806. A new improved edition, With many Alterations and Additions, to explain the late new Philosophical Discoveries.” The book was originally published in 1761. Some of the “alterations and additions” include the edit to the plate of an orrery b With copper-engraved frontispiece and illustrations in text throughout of globes, an orrery, and a diagram of the solar system. Includes three unpaginated copper plates: two between pages 20 and 21 and one between pages 28 and 29. The appendix, pages 125 to 136, includes 4 full-page engravings that are unnumbered but included in the pagination. Some light rubbing to extremities. A bit of toning to margins and endpapers but overall very clean. Bottom corner of M5 torn with a piece missing, not affecting text. A very good copy. Contemporary green roan spine and marbled paper boards. All edges speckled blue 18mo vii, 136 pp (Item ID: 16672)


Written expressly for children, this work has been attributed to John Newbery and to Oliver Goldsmith. It discusses matter and motion, the solar system, the universe, animals and vegetable, the five senses, etc.

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