The Newtonian System of Philosophy Explained by Familiar Objects, in an Entertaining Manner, for the use of Young Ladies & Gentlemen, by Tom Telescope, A. M. [pseud] . . . Second Philadelphia Edition, with Notes and Alterations, by Robert Patterson. Professor of Mathematics, in the University of Pennsylvania. Science Education, Tom Telescope, Women Printers.
The Newtonian System of Philosophy Explained by Familiar Objects, in an Entertaining Manner, for the use of Young Ladies & Gentlemen, by Tom Telescope, A. M. [pseud] . . . Second Philadelphia Edition, with Notes and Alterations, by Robert Patterson. Professor of Mathematics, in the University of Pennsylvania.

The Newtonian System of Philosophy Explained by Familiar Objects, in an Entertaining Manner, for the use of Young Ladies & Gentlemen, by Tom Telescope, A. M. [pseud] . . . Second Philadelphia Edition, with Notes and Alterations, by Robert Patterson. Professor of Mathematics, in the University of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia: Published by Johnson & Warner; Lydia R. Railey [! for Bailey], Printer, 1808. Second Philadelphia edition, the first appearing in 1803. 12mo, original calf, red morocco label, gilt lettering, [4], 140 pages. Engraved frontispiece, four plates, plus woodcut illustrations in the text. Some foxing; a little chipped at the head of the spine, calf a bit rubbed, and the spine label just a bit worn at one corner; a very good copy. Item #19596

From an English work published by Newbery as early as 1762, but updated for an American audience; Karpinski attributes the work to Goldsmith, Welch suggests Newbery as the editor of the English edition. Nipps, Lydia Bailey, 8; Welch 949.2; Karpinski, page 149; Rosenbach 376, which notes updates for an American audience--including mention of Dr. Franklin of Philadelphia, as well as in a passage on fossils, "lately, in the state of New-York, the bones of an enormous quadruped have been discovered underneath the surface of the earth," this with a footnote, "A complete skeleton of this animal is not to be seen at *Peale's Museum,* in Philadelphia.--Ed."

Price: $350.00