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Title: The Motion of Fluids, Natural and Artificial; In particular that of Air and Water: in a Familiar Manner proposed and proved by evident and conclusive Experiments, to which are added many useful Remarks. Done with Such Plainness and Perspicuity, that they may be understood by the Unlearned. For whose Sake is annexed, A Short Explanation of such Uncommon Terms, which in Treating on this Subject could not, without Affectation, be avoided. With Plain Draughts of such experiments, and Machines, which, by Description only, might not readily be comprehended. The Third Edition, Corrected and Improved.
Description: London, Printed for A. Ward, J. and P. Knapton, S. Birt, C. Hitch, J. Hodges, S. Austen, J. Osborn, J. Robinson, J. Davidson, J. Beecroft, B. Dodd, and J. and J. Rivington..., 1747 8vo, 195 x 123 mms., pp. [xvi], 375 [376 - 382 Glossary, 383 - 399 Index, 400 advert], 9 engraved plates, with the ownership on the recto of the front free end-paper, "William Jackson's Book...," and a note in his hand on the recto of the following leaf - "To make Hair grown that has once fallen off" - contemporary calf; front free end-paper soiled and with short tear in lower margin, corners worn, upper front joint slightly cracked, but a good copy. Martin Clare (1690 - 1751) was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Freemason; he was also one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and the Master of the Academy in Soho Square and continued to be a member of the Middlesex bench until just before his death. Clare was also the author of a useful and important pedagogical book, Youth's Introduction to Trade and Business, published in 1720. Clare has a section of his work on chimneys, noting that it is "more prejudicial to Health, to sit near a Window or Door in a Room, where there are many Candles and a Fire, than in Room without...." Benjamin Franklin found Clare's book useful in his creation in the early 1740s of the Pennsylvania Fire-Place. Alston, III.509. An Account Of the New Invented Pennsylvanian Fire-Places:... Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by B. Franklin. 1744.

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