Philadelphia: Printed by Ormrod & Conrad for J. Ormrod, .
Hardcover. Good+. Titile continues: Delivered before the Society in the First Presbyterian Church, in High-street, Philadelphia, on the 17th Dec. 1796. 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. Rush reviews much of his career and accomplishments in this eulogy. Rittenouse was president of the American Philosophical Society at the time of his death and was succeeded by Thomas Jefferson.