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The posthumous works of Robert Hooke ... containing his Cutlerian lectures, and other discourses, read at the meetings of the illustrious Royal Society ... Illustrated with sculptures. To these discourses is prefixt the author's life, giving an account of his studies and employments, with an enumeration of the many experiments, instruments, contrivances and inventions, by him made and produc'd as Curator of Experiments to the Royal Society / publish'd by Richard Waller.

Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703.
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1705
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London : Printed by Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford (Printers to the Royal Society) at the Prices Arms in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1705.

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8 unnumbered pages, xxviii, 209, that is, 210 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 279-572, that is, 505 pages, 12 pages, 15 unnumbered leaves of plates, 5 unnumbered folded : illustrations (engraving) ; 33 cm (folio)

Notes

Errors in paging: p. 149, 209, 210 and 380 numbered 194, 201, 209 and 179 respectively.--Pp. 211-276 omitted in pagination.--Note at foot of p. 209 [i.e. 210]: "That two presses being employed in printing these tracts, has caused a chasme in these pages"--Foliation of plates is also irregular: Plates I-III followed by Tab. I-XIII; Tab. II-III of second sequence are on same leaf
Dedication: To Sir Isaac Newton
Contents on t.p.: I. The present deficiency of natural philosophy ... with the methods of rendering it more certain and beneficial.--II. The nature, motion and effects of light ...III. An hypothetical explication of memory; how the organs made use of by the mind in its operation may be mechanically understood.--IV. An hypothesis and explication of the cause of gravity ...--V. Discourses of earthquakes ...VI. Lectures for improving navigation and astronomy
Index: p. [573-583]
Errata: p. [583]
Publishers' advertisements: p. [584]
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Paton estate Note: Tab. XII bound out of order, facing p. 536. Binding: recent paper boards, morocco spine label. From the library of Sir William Paton; his signature on front endpaper. Stamp on t.p.: Ex-Biblioth. Universitatis Aberdonensis X167972
Copy 2 Note: p. 461-552 wanting and partly supplied in MS, apparently in the hand of Samuel Northcote whose signature is on t.p. X133889

Publications note

Keynes: Bibliography of R. Hooke, no. 25
ESTC, t071737
ESTC T71737

Contents

[1]. The life of Dr. Robert Hooke.--[2]. A general scheme, or idea of the present state of natural philosophy ...--[3]. Lectures of light ...--[4]. A discourse of the nature of comets ...--[5]. Of gravity [a fragment].--[6]. Of magnetism [a fragment].--[7]. This discourse gives an explication of a glade of light first observed in the heavens by Dr. Childrey.--[9]. of Dr. Dee's book of spirits.--[10]. Lectures and discourses of earthquakes ...[11]. Lectures concerning navigation and astronomy

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