Nova experimenta physico-mechanica de vi aeris elastica & ejusdem effectibus, facta maximam partem in nova machina pneumatica. [with:] Defensio doctrinae de elatere & gravitate aeris.

Rotterdam: Arnoldi Leers, 1669.

An early Latin edition of the New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring of the Air (1662), in which Boyle first formulated ‘Boyle’s law.’ In the Defensio, first published in 1663, Boyle responds to objections against his New Experiments, especially those of Francis Linus.

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An early Latin edition of the ‘New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring of the Air’ – Boyle’s first scientific work in which he first formulated the famous law for gases named after him.

❧Fulton 22; ref. PMM 143; Dibner 142; Fulton 14; Norman 300 (the last four referring to the second edition from 1662 which contains the first announcement of Boyle's Law).

12mo (128 x 76 mm), pp [24] 351 [9]; [30] 176 [9] (pp 265-312 of the first work bound in between pp 18 & 19 of the second work, complete with engraved additional title and two engraved foldingplates, the second with a 4 cm closed tear), fine and clean throughout, contemporary calf, gilt spine, a fine copy.

Item #3354

Price: $1,350.00

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