Elements of Natural Philosophy


Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1827. First American edition of an influential early 19th century text on science, physics, and more, with five folding plates at the back. Translated from the French. Includes: Of Bodies in General; Solid Bodies; Heat; Liquid Bodies; Aeriform Bodies; Electricity; Magnetism; and Optics. Original blue grey paper covered boards with tan spine and title label on spine, uncut edges, 346 pages plus table and five folding plates. Externally quite worn, with rubbing to the extremities and spine badly chipped, front cover barely attached, rear cover with large dampstain (does not bleed through to book). Internally much better, with pages free from any significant chips or tears, some scattered light foxing throughout. Tiny dampstain at far inner top margin runs intermittently through the last fifty pages of the book but is nowhere near the text. Text block firm with no loosened pages. Plates in very good condition and free from chips or tears. Front free endpaper absent; book begins at title page. . First US Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.

Title: Elements of Natural Philosophy

Author Name: Fischer, E. S. Translated with Notes and Additiona By M. Biot. Edited By John Farrar

Categories: Science, Medicine & Nature,

Edition: First US Edition

Publisher: Boston, Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins: 1827

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 000554

Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY PHYSICS SCIENCE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY