Medicina Hydrostatica: or, Hydrostaticks Applyed to the Materia Medica.
Shewing, How by the Weight that divers Bodies, us'd in Physick, have in Water; one may discover whether they be Genuine or Adulterate. To which is subjoyn'd, A Previous Hydrostatical Way of Estimating Ores.London: printed for Samuel Smith, 1690 Stock Code: 108077
Specific gravityFirst edition of "the first tract in English upon the determination of specific gravity" (Fulton, p.128). At the end is "A catalogue of the philosophical books and tracts, written by the Honourable Robert Boyle Esq." (Wing B3928A) at end, which has been marked by a contemporary hand.
Octavo (162 x 102 mm). Later (18th-century?) vellum. Housed in a black flat back cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Metal cut frontispiece; with the half-title.
Some browning towards to end of the main work, a very good copy.
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