Item #000010586 The Elements of Mechanics. James Renwick.

The Elements of Mechanics

Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [7], viii-xxxi, [1], 1-508 pp. Contemporary calf with the spine in six compartments, a red morocco label lettered in gold on the spine. Illustrated with a few full-page and numerous in-text diagrams. With a discussion of canals, gases, the movement of fluids, friction, and many other topics in applied physics. ANB, Brett D. Steele, "Renwick, James". Evans 14496. Sabin 69654. James Renwick was born in Liverpool at the end of the eighteenth century and immigrated to New York City with his family as a child. In 1817 Renwick was appointed colonel of engineers in the New York state militia and he was appointed as a trustee of Columbia College. In 1820, he joined the faculty of Columbia College in natural philosophy and experimental chemistry. Renwick focused on applied sciences, and was a consultant on many engineering projects. His Elements of Mechanics is calculus-based, and was intended to make several aspects of applied engineering and physics available to those who could only read English, and no other languages. Good+. Item #000010586

Rubbing to the corners and a tiny puncture to the spine's crown; lacks the rear flyleaf, a small dampstain affecting the corner of several leaves at the end. Contemporary inscription on the front flyleaf: "Presented to the Library of the Hancock Literary & Scientific Trust by D.D. Pratt of Nashu N.H."

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