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Michael Robinson   Link to this

Sent to Pepys's brother John on April 1st 1668:

Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691.
The origine of formes and qualities, (according to the corpuscular philosophy,) illustrated by considerations and experiments, (written formerly by way of notes upon an essay about nitre) by the Honourable Robert Boyle, Fellow of the Royal Society.
Oxford : printed by H. Hall printer to the University, for Ric. Davis, An. Dom. MDCLXVI. [1666]

8vo., [50], 269, [5], 271-433, [1] p. ; "Considerations and experiments, touching the orgine of qualities and forms." and "Of the origine of forms" each have a divisional title-page on pp. [105] and [141], respectively.
Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B4014; Fulton, J. Boyle, 77, Madan, III, 2739

Purchased by SP on April 1st 1668:

Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691.
The origine of formes and qualities, (according to the corpuscular philosophy) illustrated by considerations and experiments. (Written formerly by way of notes upon an essay about nitre.) The second edition, augmented by a discourse of subordinate formes. By the Honourable Robert Boyle Fellow of the Royal Society.
Oxford : printed by H. Hall, printer to the University, for Ric: Davis, MDCLXVII. [1667]

8vo., [32], 68, [4], 71-262, 265-289, [5], 291-363, [1] p. ; with imprimatur on verso of title page verso. Variant: lacks imprimatur.
Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B4015, Fulton, J. Boyle, 78-79, Madan, III, 2764-65

PL 1160

also issued in Latin in 1669:

Origo formarum et qualitatum juxta philosophiam corpuscularem considerationibus & experimentis illustrata, (ad modum annotationum in tentamen circa nitrum primitus conscripta) A Roberto Boyle nobili Anglo, e Societate Regiâ. Ex Anglio sermone in Latinum traducta.
Oxoniæ : excudebant A: & L: Lichfield, impensis Ric: Davis, Anno Dom. 1669.

12mo., [48], 291 p. ; Errata: p. [47]. Signatures: A¹² a¹² c⁸ B-N¹² O². [C1 missigned B1.]
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996) B4016

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Robert Boyle
The Origin of forms and Qualities (according to the corpuscular philosophy) illustrated by (1) considerations and (2) experiments

Jonathan Bennett's 2010 edition: "This text is (1) ‘the theoretical part’ of Boyle’s Origin of Forms and Qualities; the somewhat shorter (2) ‘experimental part’ is not presented here.—Some of the divisions and section-titles are Boyle’s, but most have been added in this version."
http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/pdfbits/boylefq...

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