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Lot 4: Boyle, Robert. The Works

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Boyle, Robert.  The Works
  • Boyle, Robert.  The Works
  • Boyle, Robert.  The Works
  • Boyle, Robert.  The Works
  • Boyle, Robert.  The Works
  • Boyle, Robert.  The Works
  • Boyle, Robert.  The Works
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Description: Boyle, Robert. THE WORKS OF THE HONOURABLE ROBERT BOYLE. IN SIX VOLUMES. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR. London: for J. and F. Rivington, L. Davis, [et al], 1772. 6 vol., in 4to (11" x 9".) [2], ccxxxviii, 799, [1]; [2], 800; [2], 803, [1]; [2], 821, [1]; [2], 750; [2], 796, [130] pp. Final volume wanting final leaf 6B4 (blank.) With 24 engraved plates on 16 sheets, many of which are folding. Bound in full period calf, spine gilt and labels in gilt, marbled endpapers, hinges cracked, heads and tails of spine repaired, loss to corners, boards and edges scuffed. Contents quite clean overall with only a few instances of toning and occasional light foxing. A handsome and Very Good set. ********************************** Handsome edition of the works of British scientist Robert Boyle (1627-1691) who was the first of the modern chemists. Provenance: Front pastedowns with the engraved armorial bookplate of Joseph Henry Butterworth, and bookplates of James Barratt, Lymm Hall, and Charles J. Bewlay, Carleton Hall. [Weight 46 lbs.]

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