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ABERCROMBY, David.:
ACADEMIA SCIENTIARUM: or the Academy of Sciences. Being a short and easie Introduction to the Knowledge of the liberal Arts and Sciences. With the names of those famous authors that have written on every particular science. In English and Latine
London, printed by H. C. for J. Taylor, L. Meredith, T. Bennet, R. Wilde, 1687.. London, printed by H. C. for J. Taylor, L. Meredith, T. Bennet, R. Wilde, 1687.. FIRST EDITION 1687, 12mo, approximately 145 x 100 mm, 5¾ x 3¾ inches, pages: (22), 179, (12) - Appendix, lacking first leaf with license to print, English and Latin on opposite pages, bound in modern tan cloth, 4 gilt rules and gilt title to spine, new endpapers. Cloth a little marked on lower cover, brown stain to front inner paper hinge, another on rear pastedown, title page age-browned, tiny chip to lower edge, early name in upper margin, text pages very lightly age-browned. A very good clean tight copy of scarce book. David Abercromby (d.1701?), was a physician and philosopher who made his name with a treatise on syphyllis. Academia Scientiarum is a philosophical–scientific dictionary with Latin facing English entries arranged alphabetically from ‘Algebra’ to ‘Rectiline trigonometry’, including Astrology, Astronomy, Military Architecture, Chemistry, Geography, Hydrography, Music, Mechanics, the Art of Sailing, Dialling, Optics, Medicine, Philosophy and Divinity. It concludes with a five-page appendix devoted to Robert Boyle and the corpuscularian philosophy. Abercromby was a member of Boyle's circle, a principal recipient of Boyle's patronage during the 1680s, and, at the author's own request, translated several of Boyle's works into Latin. Sotheran's Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathemica, page 1, No.8. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON … [Click Below for Full Description]
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