London: Printed for and sold by the author, 1823. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , iv-vii, , 2-358,  pp. Half navy calf (ca. 1855) over marbled boards with the spine in five compartments, an unpolished orange leather label lettered in gold on the spine; all edges decoratively stained purple. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and with thirteen fold-out plates. Completing the title page: Part the First. Comprehending the general properties of matter, mechanics, pneumatics, acoustics, hydrostatics, hydraulics. And a copious account of the invention, progress, and present state of the steam engine; being the substance of a course of lectures on these subjects. With an index. Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica 11874. A beautiful example of physics and engineering education in the nineteenth century. Near Fine. Item #000010652
A touch of wear to the spine and front joint; leaves show very occasional foxing.