Lot 114 of 253:
Tides in Philosophical Transactions 1666  

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Three issues of Philosophical Transactions with much on tide, also an eclipse, worms that eat out stones, etc.



Royal Society of London

Aug. 6, Sept. 9, & Oct. 22, 1666


Numbers 16, 17 & 18. Pp. 263-294; 295-310; 311-327. (4to) 21x16 cm (8¼x6¼"), removed from larger volume with remains of stitching on spines.

All three issues have a good deal of space devoted to tides, primarily commentary by Dr. John Wallis, "exhibiting his Hypothesis about the Flux and Reflux of the Sea, taken from the Consideration of the Common Center of Gravity of the Earth and Moon." Issue 16 has a folding engraves plate of geometric figures demonstrating the theory (it has a corner chip and ill creases). 

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Some staining and wear, good to very good.

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