London: Printed by Henry Hall ... for Richard Davis, 1682.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #002499
A continuation of New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring and Weight of the air, and their Effects. The I. Part. Written by way of letter to the Right Honourable the Lord Clifford and Dungarvan. Oxford: Printed by Henry Hall ... for Richard Davis, 1669. , 198,  pp., lacking the title-leaf *1 and 7 preface leaves *2-**4, including vertical label-title at the end. Internally little browned, cancelled signature on half-title, a few ink marginalia, faint dampstaining to a few leaves. [Bound with:] A Continuation of New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring and Weight of the air, and their Effects. The Second part... London: Miles Flesher for Richard Davis, 1682. , 198,  pp., 5 folding engraved plates. Signatures: A4 a4 B-Z4 Aa-Cc4 b2 Dd2. Leaves b1-b2 misbound after Cc4. Internally little browned, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, errata corrected in text. 4to (191 x 149 mm). Two works bound in one volume. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with lettered paper label, hinges repaired (boards and extremities rubbed, corners bumped). Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to half-title verso and p.51 of first work). ----
I. Fulton 16, Wing B3934. II. Fulton 18, Wing B3935. FIRST EDITION OF THIS FIRST CONTINUATION and FIRST EDITION OF THE SECOND CONTINUATION in English. This book contains the famous image illustrating Boyle's experiment drawing water with his pump up to the top of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. Boyle's rather interesting preface recounts some of the trials and tribulations of both scientific research and the publishing process.
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