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Title:
The principles of mechanics : explaining and demonstrating the general laws of motion, the laws of gravity, motion of descending bodies, projectiles, mechanic powers, pendulums, centers of gravity, &c., strength and stress of timber, hydrostatics, and construction of machines : a work very necessary to be known by all gentlemen and others that desire to have an insight into the works of nature and art, and extremely useful to all sorts of artificers, particularly to architects, engineers, shipwrights, millwrights, watchmakers, &c. or any that work in a mechanical way.
Author:
Emerson, William, 1701-1782.
Edition:
The second edition, corrected, and very much enlarged.
Publication Information:
London : Printed for J. Richardson in Pater-noster Row, 1758.
Physical Description:
2 unnumbered pages, viii, 2 unnumbered pages, 284 pages, 43 folded leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24.4 cm
General Note:
Authorship attributed to William Emerson.

"With 43 copper-plates."

Errata on p. 284.

In original repaired calf; gilt spine with red title label.

Gift of the Estate of W.H.H. Newman, with two of his book-plates.
Language:
English
Local Note:
Library's copy inscribed: "John Newman, New York, N.Y., John B. Newman, Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 15th 1908."
Format :
Book

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