Olmsted, Denison. A Compendium of Natural Philosophy: adapted to the use of The General Reader, and of Schools and Academies; To which is now added A Supplement containing Instructions to Young Experimenters, with a copious List of Experiments, accompanied by Minute Directions for Performing Them. New Haven: S. Babcock, 1847. Stereotype Edition. 
Full sheep, black calf title label gilt, 7 inches, both joints cracked, binding scuffed. 420 pp., foxing, 207 text illustrations. Fair.
Contents: Preliminary Principles, Motion and Force, Laws of Motion, Variable Motion, Composition and Resolution of Motion, Center of Gravity, Projectiles and Gunnery, Machinery, Hydrostatics, Liquids in Motion or Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Atmosphere, Mechanical Agencies of Air and Steam, Acoustics, Electricity, Magnetism, Optics.