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Boyle, Robert
Tracts Consisting of Observations About the Saltiness of the Sea: An Account of a Statistical Hygroscope And its Uses: Together with an Appendix about the Force of the Air's Moisture: A Fragment about the Natural and Preternatural State of Bodies ; To all which is premis'd A Skeptical Dialogue About the Positive or Privative Nature of Cold: With some Experiments of Mr. Boyle's referr'd to in that Discourse
London: E. Flesher for R. Davis, 1674. First edition. leather_bound. Nine parts in one, all with title pages. 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Boyle regarded today as the first modern chemist, one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method. Best known for Boyle's law, which describes the inversely proportional relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system. FULTON No. 113, notes: "Boyle was much interested in the problem of rendering sea-water fit for consumption and much of the present tract is taken up with an account of experiments designed to make this operation feasible for sailors." Interior contents clean, blank free front endpaper with slight loss at foot, slight corner wear. Orig. full brown leather slightly mottled, modern leather reback, red spine label lettered in gilt. Very good. Item #22238. [Attributes: First Edition]
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