A Course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy
A Course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy
A Course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy
A Course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy

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A Course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy

HELSHAM, Richard

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Richard Helsham (c.1682-1738), was an 18th-century Dublin medical doctor, a well-known public figure, and personal physician to Jonathan Swift, author of "Gulliver's Travels." Following his death, in 1739, his pupil Bryan Robinson, another doctor, published Helsham's course of lectures. Robinson added a preface - quoting Newton on methodology in physics - and appendices which demonstrated some of Helsham's results in more detail. This went through eight editions (in Dublin, London and Philadelphia, with the last edition in 1834), becoming a popular university physics textbook for almost a century.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. Nourse
  • Edition: Fourth edition
  • Date Published: 1767
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Ex library-very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    x, 404 p. 22 cm. 11 fold-out engraved plates. Rebound in brown buckram with gold lettering on spine. Small dents in lower edges. New endpapers. Slight label residue on front pastedown. Ink signature from 1806 across from title page. Library blind stamp on title page and ink stamp on p. 69. Pages darkened with some foxing. Ink spot p. 93. Tape on p. 213.

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