ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious, in Many Considerable Parts of the World, vol. 16-18 [issues 179-235] only bound in 2, 1688-1697
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ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious, in Many Considerable Parts of the World, vol. 16-18 [issues 179-235] only bound in 2, 1688-1697
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ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
Philosophical Transactions. Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious, in Many Considerable Parts of the World, vol. 16-18 [issues 179-235] only bound in 2, edited by Edmond Halley, 49 engraved plates (most folding, 2 hand-coloured, 2 loose), bound with index for 1677-1693, bookplate of N. Vansittart (1766-1851, politician), contemporary blindstamped vellum, soiled, one spine lacking, 4to, Sam. Smith [and B. Walford, for the Royal Society], 1688[-1695-1697], sold as a periodical

Footnotes

  • Includes, in issue 186, Edmond Halley's 7-page announcement of the forthcoming publication of Isaac Newton's Principia, "... a most notable instance of the extent of the powers of the Mind". Other important papers by Halley (12), Robert Boyle, Robert Hook, Chrisian Huygens, John Wallis, and others.

Saleroom notices

  • Should read "Vol. 6-19", not "Vol. 6-18" as stated.
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