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Author Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691.

Title Nevv experiments physico-mechanical, touching the spring of the air, and its effects, (made, for the most part, in a new pneumatical engine) written by way of letter to the Right Honorable Charles Lord Vicount of Dungarvan, eldest son to the Earl of Corke. By the Honorable Robert Boyle Esq

Published Oxford : printed by H. Hall, printer to the University [, and J.G.], for Tho: Robinson, 1662.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  509.1621 B792    NOT FOR LOAN
Uniform title New experiments physico-mechanicall, touching the spring of the air, and its effects.
Edition The second edition. Whereunto is added a defence of the authors explication of the experiments, against the objections of Franciscus Linus, and, Thomas Hobbes.
Physical description 16 unnumbered pages, 207 pages, 1]; 12 unnumbered pages, 122 pages, 2]; 8 unnumbered pages, 86 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 85-98 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 2 leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations ; 21 cm (quarto)
Notes Edition statement from half-title.
New Experiments Physico-mechanical of 1662 contains the first statement of Boyle's Law.
Signatures: A⁴ a⁴ B-2D⁴ chi² *⁴ 2a-2l⁴ 2m² 2n-2q⁴ ²a-o⁴ (signature-marks A⁴ a⁴ B-2D⁴ are enclosed in square brackets).
Leaves 2q4, ²m4, and the last leaf are blank.
"A defence of the doctrine touching the spring and weight of the air" and "An examen of Mr. T. Hobbes his Dialogus physicus de naturâ aëris" each have separate pagination, register, and title page with "printed by J.G. for Thomas Robinson" in imprint.
"A defence of the doctrine touching the spring and weight of the air" is identified as Wing B3941 on UMI microfilms "Early English Books, 1641-1700" reel 172.
Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), B3999.
Madan, III, 2586.
Fulton, J. Boyle, 14.
ESTC R26549.
Local note SpC/BX copy is paty of the Alfred Hart Bequest, 1950.
Baillieu Library SpC/BX copy has been rebound. Title-page inscriptions show that it belonged to the substantial collection of books brought to Victoria in the early 1860s by William Story (1801-1870) and that it was sold by him to John Drummond Kirkland (1836-1885), later Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne, in May 1870.
Subject Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679. Dialogus physicus, sive De natura aeris -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Line, Francis, 1595-1675. -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Air -- Early works to 1800.
Air-pumps -- Early works to 1800.
Physics -- Early works to 1800.
Pneumatics -- Early works to 1800.
Variant Title New experiments physico-mechanical, touching the spring of the air, and its effects.
Defence of the doctrine touching the spring and weight of the air.
Examen of Mr. T. Hobbes his Dialogus physicus de naturâ aëris.
Local donor Hart, Alfred, 1870-1950 Donor.
Local author Hall, Henry, fl. 1642-1679 Printer.
Robinson, Thomas, d. 1663 Bookseller.