Horology and Science Books | 11 April 2013
Hooke (Robert) - The Posthumous Works...,
Sold for £850
The Posthumous Works...,
edited by Richard Waller, first edition , half-title, title in red and black, dedication to Sir Isaac Newton, 15 engraved plates, 6 folding, text rather browned but plates clean, one or two plates slightly shaved at fore-edge, short tears to Z2 (lower margin) and final leaf, ex-library copy with unobtrusive embossed stamp to title and a few other leaves/plates, small ink accession number on verso of title, modern half calf, [Baillie p.133; Clockmakers' 447; Keynes 25], folio, Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, 1705.
⁂ Including important observations foreshadowing the evolutionary theory as referred to in Lyell's Principles of Geology , also some material concerning finding the longitude and horology.
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