Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, 1835. hardcover. With engravings. A New Edition. 21 plates. 287pp. + index. 12mo, contemporary brown cloth, several leaves of notes tipped in. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, 1835. Very good. very good.
Text-book on elementary physics or mechanics. Kater (1777-1835), a member of all leading scientific societies of his time, is best known for his experiments with pendulums, and his improvements in the hygrometer. Lardner, the well-known Dublin-born popularizer of scientific knowledge, is best known for his Cabinet Cyclopedia.