Oxford: Printed by Herny Hall for Richard Davis, 1669.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Near Fine. Item #002256
4to (198x156 mm). , 198, , including leaf with longitudinal title and 8 engraved plates bound at the end. Modern panelled calf, spine with 5 raised bands blindstamped in compartments and with two red morocco labels lettered in gilt. Internally only very little age toned. One plate partly shaved at lower margin due to offsetting (first four plates just touching platemarks). A fine, crisp and unmarked copy. ----
Wing B 3934; Fulton 16; NLM/Krivatsy 1662; Wellcome II, 220. RARE FIRST EDITION of the first continuation. The plates show the single barrelled air-pump devised by Boyle and Hooke. Plate V, fig. I, shows the experiment in which Boyle sucked water up with his pump to the top of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.
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