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The life of the Honourable Robert Boyle

Author: Robert E W Maddison
Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis; New York : Barnes and Noble, 1969.
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Maddison, Robert E.W.
Life of the Honourable Robert Boyle.
London, Taylor & Francis; New York, Barnes and Noble, 1969
(OCoLC)594203550
Online version:
Maddison, Robert E.W.
Life of the Honourable Robert Boyle.
London, Taylor & Francis; New York, Barnes and Noble, 1969
(OCoLC)608829131
Named Person: Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E W Maddison
ISBN: 0850660289 9780850660289
OCLC Number: 65181
Description: xxii, 332 pages : illustrations (some folded), genealogical table, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Childhood, Eton, the Grand Tour (1627-1644): an account of Philaretus during his minority / [written by Robert Boyle] --
2. The Stalbridge period (1645-1655) --
3. The Oxford Period (1656-1668). The air-pump or Machina Boyleana --
The beginning of the Royal Society --
The wardship of Jane Itchingham --
The Turkish New Testament and the Lithuanian Bible --
Valentine Greatraks, the stroker --
4. The London period (1668-1691). Visit of Cosmo III to England --
Salt water freshened --
Phosphorus --
Robert Boyle and Georges Pierre --
5. 'The lamp fails ... ' (1691) --
6. Last Will and Testament. Library --
Mineral collection --
Sealed papers --
Chemical papers --
The Boyle lecture --
Bequest for the advance or propagation of the Christian religion amongst infidels --
The executors' charitable schemes --
7. Miscellanea. Robert Boyle's personal appearance and health --
Boylean eponymy --
The air-pump --
Chemical and pharmaceutical products --
Literary style --
Robert Boyle in poetry --
Forged correspondence --
Supposititious works --
Appendix: I. Robert Boyle's Last Will and Testament --
II. Rules and orders respecting Robert Boyle's charity --
III. Genealogical chart.
Responsibility: R.E.W. Maddison.

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