New Experiments and Observations touching Cold, or An experimental history of cold, begun.

Boyle (Robert)

New Experiments and Observations touching Cold, or An experimental history of cold, begun.

To which are added an examen of antiperistasis, and an examen of Mr. Hobs's doctrine about cold ... Whereunto is annexed An account of freezing, brought in to the Royal Society, by the learned Dr. C. Merret, a Fellow of it.

Description: FIRST EDITION, title in red and black, with 2 folding engraved plates, title-page slightly soiled, a few scattered spots, textblock strained at mid-point and 2 leaves pulling at inner margin, 2D2, the fist leaf after the strain point, with a tear repaired, the repair partially obscuring a few letters, signature aa misbound after a (but accounted for in the pagination below as if correctly placed), without the terminal blank, pp. [lx], 696, [4], 697-845, [2, ads], [8 (gathering aa)], 54, 8vo, contemporary calf, blind tooled fleurons in the corners, rebacked and recased, corners slightly worn, good

Publication Details: Printed for John Crook, 1665

Notes: 'The treatise on Cold is a milestone in the history of chemistry since it applies a quantitative tool, namely the thermometer, to study of the interaction of elemental substances and mixtures' (Fulton). Scarce.

Bibliography: (Fulton 70)

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Price: £4,000

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1665

Stock Number: 52716

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