ESSAYS, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL: containing new theories and illustrations of some very important and difficult subjects of the sciences. Never before published. Jared Mansfield.
ESSAYS, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL: containing new theories and illustrations of some very important and difficult subjects of the sciences. Never before published.
ESSAYS, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL: containing new theories and illustrations of some very important and difficult subjects of the sciences. Never before published.

ESSAYS, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL: containing new theories and illustrations of some very important and difficult subjects of the sciences. Never before published.

New Haven: Printed by William W. Morse, [1801]. First edition. 8vo. x, [2], 274, [47]pp. of tables and errata,13 folding engraved plates. Period flame calf, gilt stamped red morocco spine label, gilt rules. Chip to head of spine, front joint split. Ex Franklin Library copy. Mansfield's work "is considered the first book of original mathematical researches by a native American." -DAB. Jefferson having been made aware of him by this book would make an appointment that lead him to become one of the earliest instructors at West Point and then would go on to appoint him to become Surveyor of the Northwest Territory. Period inscription, not all readable, from perhaps a Hoyt [?] leaving the book to a name we can't make out: "Bequeathed to [?] in my last will, who is now on the Sea Coast Survey of the United States."  AMERICAN IMPRINTS 866 HONEYMAN 2137 KARPINSKI p.132.  RINK 581 SOWERBY Vol. IV p.33. Item #64290

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