Sale: 305 / Rare Books, Nov. 13./14. 2006 Lot 405

 
Robert Boyle - New experiments touching cold. 1665.

405
Robert Boyle
New experiments touching cold. 1665.
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,200
Sold:
€ 1,904 / $ 2.094

(incl. 19% surcharge)
Lot description
Boyle, R., New experiments and observations touching cold, or an experimental history of cold, begun. To which are added an examen of antiperistasis, and an examen of Mr. Hob's doctrine about cold. Whereunto is annexed an account of freezing ... 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Mit 2 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. London, J. Crook 1665. HLdr. d. Zt. (Rücken erneuert). 8vo. 30 Bll., 845 (recte 853) S., 5 Bll., 54 S., 1 w. Bl.,
Fulton 70. - Honeyman coll. 465. - Erste Ausgabe. "The treatise on Cold contains the first description of a graduated thermometer, termed by Boyle a thermoscope ... He was aware that extreme cold prevented the putrefaction of animal tissues, and realized that cold could be utilized for the preservaton of meat" (Fulton). - 4 Bll. Advertisement verbunden. - Tlw. mit kl. Wasserrand, 2 Bll. mit hinterl. Einriß, erste Bll. etw. eng gebunden.
First edition. With 2 ( folding) copperplates. Contemp. calf, spine renewed. - 4 leaves 'Advertisement' misbound. Partly with small waterstain, 2 leaves with rebacked tear, first leaves closely bound.

405
Robert Boyle
New experiments touching cold. 1665.
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,200
Sold:
€ 1,904 / $ 2.094

(incl. 19% surcharge)