Tracts Consisting of Observations about the Saltness of the Sea: An Account of a Statical Hygroscope and Its Uses, Together with an Appendix about the Force of the Air's Moisture

BOYLE, Robert

Published by R. Davis, Oxford, 1674
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Nine parts in one volume, 8vo. [8], 51, [3], 6, [2], 5, [3], 11, [3], 39, [3], 5, [3], 11, [3], 27, [3], 14 pp. Contemporary calf. Boards detached, spine perished. FIRST EDITION. The nine sections comprise: Of the Positive or Privative Nature of Cold, Two Problems about Cold, An Attempt to Manifest and Measure the Great Expansive Force of Freezing Water, A New Experiment about the Production of Cold by the Conflict of Bodies, Obversations and Experiments about the Saltness of the Sea, Relations about the Bottom of the Sea, A Paradox of the Natural and Preternatural State of Bodies, A Statical Hygroscope, [and] A New Experiment and Other Instances of the Efficacy of the Air's Moisture. ESTC R17503; Fulton Boyle 113; Wing B-4053. Bookseller Inventory # 55244

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Title: Tracts Consisting of Observations about the ...

Publisher: R. Davis, Oxford

Publication Date: 1674

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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