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BOYLE,ROBERT - TENTAMINA QUAEDAM PHYSIOLOGICA diversis temporibus & occasionibus conscripta a Roberto Boyle, cum ejusdem Historia fluiditatis et firmitatis, ex Anglico in Latinum sermonem translata.

Title: TENTAMINA QUAEDAM PHYSIOLOGICA diversis temporibus & occasionibus conscripta a Roberto Boyle, cum ejusdem Historia fluiditatis et firmitatis, ex Anglico in Latinum sermonem translata.
Description: Amsterdam, Daniel Elzevir 1667 Elzevir Printer's mark to Titlepage. . Duodecimo 18th century roan spined marbled boards (upper hinge repaired/head of spine chipped/tips worn) All edges rouged. Titlepage +[6] +424pp *Coat of arms bookplate & location on front end-paper otherwise completely unmarked crisp copy. The only Elzevir edition. *These essays are the first edition of Boyle's work in Latin to be printed on the continent. Physiologica in this sense included discourses on physics, chemistry, meteorology, medicine & related subjects as well as observations that we would still classify as physiology [eg dog's digestive system]. There are accounts of purely chemical research. According to Fulton "the importance of this work lies in the fact that in a very real sense it was a prologue to the Sceptical Chymist since it continued the attack on the alchemists began in New experiments, and actually it was as much of a landmark in the history of chemistry" [as those other works]. It gives the first clear outline of his corpuscular theory of the nature of matter (Fulton 29, Wellcome I 221, Garrison & Morton).

Keywords: chemistry science experiements

Price: GBP 480.00 = appr. US$ 685.43 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: V69672

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