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SHAW (Peter). The Philosophical Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle Esq; Abridged, methodized, and disposed under the General Heads of Physics, Statics, Pneumatics, Natural History, Chymistry, and Medicine. The whole illustrated with Notes, containing the Improvements made in the several Parts of natural and experimental Knowledge.1738

London: Printed for W. Innys and R. Manby, Second edition, 3 vols., 4to (240 x 190 mm), [4], xliii, [1], 730, [2]; xx, 726; [4], xv, [i]-iv, 5-756pp., with final blank leaf at end of volume 2, engraved portrait frontispiece of Boyle from Kerseboom's painting, engraved by Vertue from the original in 'Dr. Meade' possession, 13 folding engraved plates, cont. full tan calf, joints partly cracked, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, a very nice clean set. Robert William Boyle FRS (1627–1691) was an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist and inventor born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland. Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry, and one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method. He is best known for Boyle's law, which describes the inversely proportional relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system. Among his works, The Sceptical Chymist is seen as a cornerstone book in the field of chemistry. He was a devout and pious Anglican and is noted for his writings in theology.—(Wikipedia). Fulton, 245.

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