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Lot 129: Desaguliers (John Theophilus) - A Course of Experimental Philosophy,

Books and Works on Paper: Part I - Bibliophile

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

27 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 2 vol., 78 folding copper plates, bookplates to front pastedowns, hinges split, contemporary calf, 5 raised bands, gilt, a little rubbed, 4to, 1763. John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683 - 1744) was a French-born British natural philosopher, clergyman, engineer and freemason who was elected to the Royal Society in 1714 as experimental assistant to Isaac Newton, and later popularized Newtonian theories and their practical applications in public lectures. As a Freemason, Desaguliers was instrumental in the establishment of the first Grand Lodge formed in London in 1717 and served as their third Grand Master.

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