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New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring of the Air, and its Effects, (Made, for the Most Part, in a New Pneumatical Engine).
H. Hall, for Thomas Robinson, Oxford 1662 - 4to (195x153 mm). [16], 207 [1], [12], 122, [2], [8], 1-86 [2] 85-98 [2] pp., including half-title, woodcut device on title, 2 engraved plates (one folding with tear repaired), with the 3 blanks, early calf, later morocco spine label; internally only slightly browned, minor occasional spotting, few pages with marginal soiling, quires N to AA possibly supplied but identical in size, toning and paper appearance. Provenance: Pryce Davies (signature to half title). ---- PMM 143; Dibner 142; Fulton 14; Garrison & Morton 666; Norman 300; Krivatsy 1660; Wing B3999. - IMPORTANT SECOND EDITION. This edition is the first to contain the announcement of "Boyle's Law". "Boyle's experimental proof of the basis of physical property of air, namely that the volume of gas varies inversely with the pressure, constitutes one of the greatest contributions to physical science. it was further proved that air has weight, and the function of combustion and respiration in aire, the conveyance of sound and the elasticity of air all explained" (PMM). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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