Reflections on the Wonders of The Human Frame, Selected Chiefly From The Works of Ferguson and Sturm. With an Appendix, Containing Interesting Historical Facts. A New Edition, Corrected.

  • M'Farlane, Parlane
  • Paisley: Printed by J. Neilson and Sold by the Publisher, Parlane M'Farlane 1818


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12mo, pp. 48 (p. 12 misnumbered 33). Disbound. Lightly toned and a little soiled. Ownership inscription of ‘James Clarke, sailmaker, Glasgow June 19th 1826’ to title-page.


A scarce provincially printed scientific pamphlet, with Library Hub recording only NLS, although Renfrewshire Libraries also hold a copy in their extensive collection of Paisley-printed pamphlets. Worldcat does not add to this tally, but does record 2 copies of an Ayr-printed second edition from 1816 in North American universities; we have not been able to trace a record of the first edition.
Its content is something of a heterogeneous collection of scientific pieces consisting in the main of observations on aspects of the human body - blood circulation, anatomy, digestion etc. with a appendix taking the form of a letter from the publisher to his daughter detailing the astrology of the solar system which contains reference to Uranus, here referred to as Herschel or Georgium Sidus, discovered in 1781.

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