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
Lot 611
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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