London: W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Longman, B. Law, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, J. Johnson, J. Bew, J. Murray, R. Baldwin, T. Evans, W. Lowndes, and C. Bent, 1785. Hardcover. Seventh Edition. Includes 17 folding plates numbered I - XVII. Scottish astronomer James Ferguson (1710 - 1776) is best know for inventing and improving astronomical and other scientific apparatuses. While largely forgotten today, he was influential in his time. Thomas Paine mentions him in his famous work "Age of Reason." Bound in full brown leather with red leather title label to spine. Substantial crack to middle of spine and to front hinge; however, sewing remains intact and textblock remains bound. Front board remains loosely attached. Chipping to leather on spine ends and partial loss to handsewn both headbands. Ownership signature of John Thom, Berry Hill Culpeper. Dampstaining to edges of most pages. All plates are present, but many have extra creases and/or tears. Browning and spots of foxing throughout. Pressed flower between two pages. A good reading copy. 501 pages plus index. SCI/070822. Very Good.