Franklin

Library of useful knowledge : Natural philosophy ... ,with an explanation of scientific terms and an index.

Publication:
London : Baldwin and Cradock, Paternoster-Row, 1829-1838.
Format/Description:
Book
4 v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Subjects:
Science -- Popular works.
Mathematics -- Popular works.
Contents:
V. I. Objects, advantages, and pleasures of science
Mechanics
Hydrostatics
Hydraulics
Pneumatics
Heat
Optics
Double refraction and polarisation of light
v. II. Polar introductions to natural philosophy
Newton's optics
Description of optical instruments
Thermometer and pyrometer
Electricity
Galvanism
Magnetism
Electro-magnetism.
Notes:
"London : Printed by William Clowes, Stanford-Street"--T.p. verso.
Binding: Publisher's full leather; spine with raised bands and gilt fillets, also with gilt lettering and marbled endleaves.
Local notes:
Athenaeum has vol. 1 and 2 only.
Athenaeum copy is bequest of George Vaux, 1996.
Athenaeum copy: The Vaux bequest of 1996 consists of books from the library of the prominent Philadelphia Quaker family established in America by James Vaux (1748-1812), who emigrated in 1771. Most of the books are inscribed by George Vaux VII (1779-1836), George Vaux VIII (1832-1915), George Vaux IX (1863-1927), and the donor George Vaux (1908-1996).
Contributor:
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Vaux, George, 1908-1996. , Former owner
Vaux Bequest. , Donor
Baldwin & Cradock. , Printer
William Clowes and Sons. , Printer