ENFIELD, William (1741-1797)
Institutes of Natural Philosophy, Theoretical and Experimental
London: J. Johnson, 1785. Quarto. (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches). xii, 353pp., , 11pp. Lacking half-title, with errata slip pasted in at end of Contents covered with another blank slip labelled "corrected" in contemporary manuscript, 11 folding engraved plates, corrections in ink.
Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt, rubbed, rebacked with gilt spine preserving red morocco lettering piece.
Provenance: Dalton Hall (bookplate)
Throughout Enfield's career as a Unitarian minister, he studied ethics, natural philosophy, and mathematics, putting him in the company of friends John Aikin and fellow Unitarian Joseph Priestly. Enfield published this work as a textbook for his students. It includes chapters on the laws of motion, pneumatics, astronomy, hydrostatics, and optics.