(RITTENHOUSE, DAVID). BARTON, William. Memoirs of the Life of David Rittenhouse. LLD. F.R.S., Late President of the American Philosophical Society, &c., Interspersed with Various Notices of Many Distinguished Men: With an Appendix, Containing Sundry Philosophical and Other Papers, Most of Which Have Not Hitherto Been Published. Phila.: Edward Parker, 1813. 1st ed.614pp. Portrait frontis., folding facsimile. Later cloth. Some tanning throughout. Very good. Rittenhouse was a mathematician, astronomer, and maker of mathematical and astronomical instruments, as well as one of the first members of the American Philosophical Society.