1671 · Oxford
Oxford: Printed by W.H. for Ric. Davis, 1671. Leather bound. VG. Full leather with gilt border, 5 raised bands, gilt reeded edges, brightly marbled goldish endpapers with bookplate of Charles F. Cox, New York and gilt tooling on outer borders of inner pastedowns. 6 unnumbered pages, 42 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 27 pages (page 26 erroneously as 23), 1 unnumbered page, 28 pages, 4 unnumbered pages, 43 pages, 3 unnumbered pages, 21 pages, 5 unnumbered pages, 16 pages, 2 blank sheets and endpaper. Book measures 6.5" x 4.5" A rare collection of tracts, some printed in 1669 and others in 1671, but gathered under one title-page in 1671. Title-page is followed by two-page (one sheet) Advertisement of The Publisher To The reader, then aone-page listing of errata. Followed by the following essays: An introduction to the history of particular qualities -- Of the systematicall or cosmicall qualities of things -- Cosmicall suspitions (subjoyned as an appendix to the discourse of the cosmicall qualities of things) -- Three tracts written by the Honourable Robert Boyle. Of the temperature of the subterraneal regions, as to heat and cold ; Of the temperature of the submarine regions as to heat and cold ; Relations about the bottom of the sea (which is preceded by a one-page Advertisement for the tracts that follow). Notes from others: "Of the systematicall or cosmicall qualities of things" and "Cosmicall suspitions" each have separate divisional title page and pagination; register is continuous. "Three tracts" has separate dated title page, pagination, and register. "Of the temperature of the submarine regions as to heat and cold" has separate divisional title page, pagination, and register. "Relations about the bottom of the sea" has separate divisional title page and pagination; register is continuous./ Includes errata (unnumbered page 3 at beginning). Charles F. (Finney) Cox (1846-1912) was a president of the New York Academy of Sciences. He was an avid book collector as well as a self-trained scientist (and aficionado of Magic Books) whose extensive collection of Darwiniana is deposited at The New York Botanical Garden Library and are known as the Charles Finney Cox Papers.
(Inventory #: 173402)