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Power, Henry (1623-1668) Experimental Philosophy

Auction:
2621B
Lot:
604
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$3,600$3,000

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Books & Manuscripts - 2621B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Power, Henry (1623-1668) Experimental Philosophy. London: T. Roycroft for Martin and Allestry, 1664.
First edition, quarto, collated, complete, with the imprimatur leaf, errata, and final blank; illustrated with one folding engraving and one full page woodcut, in later crushed three-quarter dark morocco and buckram boards, spine and joints very dry; text with an isolated stain on the last leaf of the preface and the first leaf of text, largely good.
Experimental Philosophy was Power's only published work, it is divided into three parts: microscopy, corpuscular theory, and experiments involving the vacuum.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

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