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HALES, Stephen (1677-1761).  Statical Essays; containing vegetable staticks; or, an account of some statical experiments on the sap in vegetables [vol. II:] ...containing Haemastaticks; or, an account of some hydraulick and hydrostatical experiments. London: W. Innys [and others], 1731-1733. 2 volumes, 8° (198 x 122mm). 19 engraved plates by Simon Gribelin in volume I (some light browning in vol. I, small hole in I8 in vol. I just touching letter on verso, tile in vol. I and verso of final leaf in both vols. slightly soiled). Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked, new endpapers, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Arch. H.F. Cameron (amorial bookplate); Chas. Cameron (armorial bookplate in vol. II).
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HALES, Stephen (1677-1761). Statical Essays; containing vegetable staticks; or, an account of some statical experiments on the sap in vegetables [vol. II:] ...containing Haemastaticks; or, an account of some hydraulick and hydrostatical experiments. London: W. Innys [and others], 1731-1733. 2 volumes, 8° (198 x 122mm). 19 engraved plates by Simon Gribelin in volume I (some light browning in vol. I, small hole in I8 in vol. I just touching letter on verso, tile in vol. I and verso of final leaf in both vols. slightly soiled). Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked, new endpapers, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Arch. H.F. Cameron (amorial bookplate); Chas. Cameron (armorial bookplate in vol. II).

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HALES, Stephen (1677-1761). Statical Essays; containing vegetable staticks; or, an account of some statical experiments on the sap in vegetables [vol. II:] ...containing Haemastaticks; or, an account of some hydraulick and hydrostatical experiments. London: W. Innys [and others], 1731-1733. 2 volumes, 8° (198 x 122mm). 19 engraved plates by Simon Gribelin in volume I (some light browning in vol. I, small hole in I8 in vol. I just touching letter on verso, tile in vol. I and verso of final leaf in both vols. slightly soiled). Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked, new endpapers, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Arch. H.F. Cameron (amorial bookplate); Chas. Cameron (armorial bookplate in vol. II).

Mixed edition, FIRST EDITION of volume II, second edition of volume I. "In this work is recorded Hales's invention of the manometer, with which he was the first to measure blood-pressure. His work is the greatest single contribution to our knowledge of the vascular system after Harvey, and led to the development of the blood-pressure measuring instruments now in universal use" (GM). GM 765 (vol. II only); Norman 970; PMM 189. (2)
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