Philosophical remarks, [18th century].


Philosophical remarks, [18th century].

Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of extracts from natural history and science textbooks. Headings include Elements of nature; Of tastes; Of smells; Of sounds; Of sight and colours; A description of the eye; Of the inhabitation of the planets; Gravity; Thunder; and Of man, considered as an artificial machine. The excerpts are taken from scientific works by Isaac Newton; Aristotle; Jacques Rohault; Oliver Goldsmith; Dr. John Clarke; and Ebenezer Sibly; and are occasionally accompanied by illustrations. At the end of the manuscript are three drawings of machines and mathematical principles.

1 v. (91 p.) ; 20 cm.

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