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The posthumous works of Robert Hooke, M.D. S.R.S. geom. prof. Gresh. &c. : containing his Cutlerian lectures, and other discourses, read at the meetings of the illustrious Royal Society : in which ... 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 Preview this item
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The posthumous works of Robert Hooke, M.D. S.R.S. geom. prof. Gresh. &c. : containing his Cutlerian lectures, and other discourses, read at the meetings of the illustrious Royal Society : in which ... 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

Author: Robert Hooke; Richard Waller; Samuel Smith; Benjamin Walford
Publisher: London : Printed by Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, (printers to the Royal Society) at the Princes Arms in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1705.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Engravings
Errata lists (Printing)
Printers' advertisements
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hooke; Richard Waller; Samuel Smith; Benjamin Walford
OCLC Number: 2107556
Notes: The dedication is to Sir Isaac Newton.
With a half-title.
Title page printed in red and black; title within double rule border.
Numerous errors in pagination. The pagination jumps from 209 [i.e.210] to 279 with the following note: "that two presses being employed in printing these tracts, has caused a chasme in the pages." Pages 149, 209, 210, and 380 are misnumbered 194, 201, 209, and 379 respectively.
Includes printers' advertisements on p. [12] of last count.
Errata on p. [11] of last count.
Includes index.
Description: [8], xxviii, 209 [i.e.210], [2], 279-572, [12] pages, [19] leaves of plates (6 folded) : illustrations (engravings) ; 33 cm (fol.)
Contents: (from t.p.) I. The present deficiency of natural philosophy is discoursed of, with the methods of rendering it more certain and beneficial --
II. The nature, motion and effects of light are treated of, particularly that of the sun and comets --
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, or gravitation, magnetism, &c. --
V. Discourses of earthquakes, their causes and effects, and histories of several; to which are annext, physical explications of several of the fables in Ovid's Metamorphoses, very different from other mythologick interpreters --
VI. Lectures for improving navigation and astronomy, with the descriptions of several new and useful instruments and contrivances; the whole full of curious disquisitions and experiments.
Responsibility: publish'd by Richard Waller, R.S. secr.

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