New Experiments Physico-Mechanicall, Touching The Spring of the Air.

Boyle (Robert)

New Experiments Physico-Mechanicall, Touching The Spring of the Air.

and its Effects, (Made, for the most part, in a New Pneumatical Engine) Written by way of Letter To the Right Honorable Charles Lord Vicount of Dungarvan, Eldest Son to the Earl of Corke.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut device on title, title within printed rules, title laid down and a little soiled, very slight loss to margins, with a folding plate, also laid down, trimmed at top, lacking half-title and final blank, some damp-staining throughout, variable, but never very severe, b3r with pink crayon scrawls, pp. [xxx, of xxxii], 89, 100-399, [1, errata], 8vo, 20th-century (?1936) calf, lettered in gilt on the upper cover and with a gilt design emblematic of scientific experiment, rounded spine lettered in gilt direct, a little rubbed, a one or two spots of paint, armorial bookplate of E. Delmar Morgan, inscription on fly-leaf 'To Edward from Jane Xmas1936, Copthorne, Sussex

Publication Details: Oxford: H: Hall, Printer to the University, for Thos: Robinson, 1660

Notes: Boyle's first published scientific work. PMM 143 is the second edition of 1662, to which was added 'Boyle's Law': the entry lists several of the achievements of the book, remarking 'All these findings, carefully and simply described, Boyle first published in 1660.' The binding is amateur. It may have been executed by the Jane in the presentation inscription.The Edward is Edward Delmar Morgan (sometimes hyphenated), who in 1932 married Helena Boyle. We understand it has been in the Boyle family until now, apparently subject to some childish embellishment. Madan describes 1660 as a 'wild year ...more

Bibliography: (Fulton 13; Madan, III, 2484; ESTC R19421)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1660

Stock Number: 66736

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