Title: Title page and frontispiece of The Newtonian system of philosophy.

Creator: Telescope, Tom.

Bibliographic Citation: Telescope, Tom. The Newtonian system of philosophy : adapted to the capacities of young gentlemen and ladies and familiarized and made entertaining by objects with which they are intimately acquainted : being the substance of six lectures read to the Lilliputian society / by Tom Telescope, A.M. ; and collected and methodized for the benefit of the youth of these kingdoms by their old friend Mr. Newbery, in St. Paul’s Church-yard who has also added a variety of copper-plate cuts to illustrate and confirm the doctrines advanced. London : Printed for T. Carnan and F. Newbery, jun. at no. 65, in St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1779.
Q163 T45 1779 Rare Books/Special Collections – Sheila R. Bourke Collection (McLennan Bldg, 4th floor)

Notes: Physics and astronomy are explained adopting Lockean methods of education, including learning by doing and by using familiar objects. The frontispiece depicts a little boy standing on a table, with a spinning top, learning about the laws of motion.

Language: English

Subject: Science — Juvenile literature.
Scientific recreations.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of: Sheila R. Bourke Collection

is Part Of Exhibition: People in the World of Print

Exhibition Theme: Children

Call Number: Q163 T45 1779 Rare Books/Special Collections – Sheila R. Bourke Collection (McLennan Bldg, 4th floor)

Image Identifier: telescope_newtonian_philosophy_for_youth_1779-titlepage