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American Philosophical Society
Patriot-Improvers: Members of the American Philosophical Society, Volume One: 1743-1768 (Memoir 226)
Whitfield J. Bell
Whitfield J. Bell (au). When Benjamin Franklin adopted John Bartram's 1739 idea of bringing together the "virtuosi" of the colonies to promote inquiries into "natural secrets, arts & syances," the result was, in 1743, the founding of the American Philosophical Society. Bell records the early years of the Society through sketches of its first members, those elected between 1743 & 1769. This volume includes biographies of some of the Society's best known members such as Franklin, David Rittenhouse, John Bartram, Benjamin Rush, John Dickinson, Thomas Hopkinson & many lesser known merchants, artisans, farmers, physicians, lawyers & clergymen with familiar surnames such as Biddle, Colden, & Morris. Illustrations.
Alhacen's Theory of Visual Perception (2 vol.)
Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni (1667-1740) & the Vatican Tomb of Pope Alexander VIII (Memoir 252)
Portrait of Elizabeth Willing Powel (1743-1830) (Transaction 96-4)
Astronomy in the Iberian Peninsula: Abraham Zacut and the Transition from Manuscript to Print: Transactions, APS (vol. 90. part 2)
Physiologia of Jean Fernel (1567) (Transaction 93-1)
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