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HOOKE, Robert (1635-1702). Philosophical Experiments and Observations. Edited by William Derham (1657-1735). London: W. and J. Innys, 1726.
8o (192 x 117 mm). 4 engraved plates (2 folding), woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary English blind-panelled calf (rubbed).
FIRST EDITION. Derham, a friend of Richard Waller (see lot 528), took over the editing of these unpublished papers by Hooke following Waller's death. The papers are arranged chronologically and include works by other "eminent virtuosos in his time," as stated on the title. Keynes 36; Norman 1102.
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