1690 1ed Robert Boyle Hydrostatic Experiments Chemistry Specific Gravity Physics

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While mostly known for his contributions to natural philosophy and science, Robert Boyle was highly interested in theology, devoting much of his time to studying the existence of God, using his philosophical and even scientific discoveries as evidence. Boyle also published a collection of pamphlets in which he discussed magnetism and electricity, many of which were direct refutations of Aristotelian philosophy. Other treatises covered physics, hydrostatics, and specific gravity.

 

‘Medicina Hydrostatics’, a work on hydrostatics, is the first edition of the “first tract in English upon the determination of specific gravity.” (Fulton). This work includes an account of the history of mineralogy and the effects of specific gravity on ore. This volume also includes the rare publisher’s ‘catalogue’ which is not found in most copies of this first edition. Exceedingly rare!

 

The ‘Printing and the Mind of Man’ call Boyle “the best-known English scientist of his day, and the greatest experimental scientist of the mid-17th-century.” (PMM 141).

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1690 1ed Robert Boyle Hydrostatic Experiments Chemistry Specific Gravity Physics

 

While mostly known for his contributions to natural philosophy and science, Robert Boyle was highly interested in theology, devoting much of his time to studying the existence of God, using his philosophical and even scientific discoveries as evidence. Boyle also published a collection of pamphlets in which he discussed magnetism and electricity, many of which were direct refutations of Aristotelian philosophy. Other treatises covered physics, hydrostatics, and specific gravity.

 

‘Medicina Hydrostatics’, a work on hydrostatics, is the first edition of the “first tract in English upon the determination of specific gravity.” (Fulton). This work includes an account of the history of mineralogy and the effects of specific gravity on ore. This volume also includes the rare publisher’s ‘catalogue’ which is not found in most copies of this first edition. Exceedingly rare!

 

The ‘Printing and the Mind of Man’ call Boyle “the best-known English scientist of his day, and the greatest experimental scientist of the mid-17th-century.” (PMM 141).

 

Item number: #5820

Price: $4950

 

BOYLE, Robert

 

Medicina hydrostatica: or, Hydrostaticks applyed to the materia medica. Shewing, how by the weight that divers bodies, us’d in physick, have in water; one may discover whether they be genuine or adulterate. To which is subjoyn’d, a previous hydrostatical way of estimating ores. By the Honourable Robert Boyle, Fellow of the Royal Society.

 

London: Printed for Samuel Smith …, 1690. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [26], 217, [7]; [2], 14
  • References: Fulton, Boyle 128; Wellcome II, 224; Wing B 3988; Wing B 3928a
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.5in X 4.5in (16.5cm x 11.5cm)
  • Extremely rare with auction estimates and price comparisons beginning at $7,000 and upwards to $10,000

 

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5820

Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

BOYLE, Robert

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete