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Book Number 2759 
Author James Ferguson 
Title Select Mechanical Exercises: Shewing how to conduct different Clocks, Orreries, and Sun-Dials, on plain and Easy Principles. With Several Miscellaneous Articles; and New Tables, I. For expeditiously computing the Time of any New of Full Moon within the Limits of 6000 Years before and after the 18th Century. II. For Graduating and examining the usual Lines on the Sector, Plain Scale, and Gunter. 
Date 1790 
Publisher A. Strahan; T. Cadell, 
Place of Publication London 
Edition 3rd edition 
Volume Information  
Cover contemporary full calf, upper board with gilt image of a crown, late 19th century rebacking. Flat spine with red morocco label. All edges speckled green. 
Illustration 9 folding plates of different astronomical diagrams. 
Size 8vo 
Condition Lacks the half-title otherwise a very good example. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. title, blank, (8), i-xliii, 1-272 
Reference Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica 1325 
Translation Info  
Notes This book is “scattered papers that were collected in 1773 into a volume” (National Biography) 
Price (US$) 1250  
Short Description Book Science & Technology; Book Astronomy 
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