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An Eulogium, Intended to Perpetuate the Memory of David Rittenhouse, Late President of the American Philosophical Society, Delivered before the Society in the First Presbyterian Church, in High-street, Philadelphia, on the 17th Dec. 1796
Philadelphia: Printed by Ormrod & Conrad for J. Ormrod, .
Hardcover. Good. 8vo, 46 pp, in a later binding of 3/4 polished calf and marbled boards. Rubbing to corners and joints, evidence of bookplate removed from front pastedown, embossed library stamp on title page and pg. 46, otherwise very good. David Rittenhouse (1732-1796) was an astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, a first director of the U.S. Mint. He was president of the American Philosophical Society at the time of his death and was succeeded by Thomas Jefferson, who was present when Rush delivered this eulogy.