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Boyle, Experimenta et considerationes de coloribus.

Boyle, Experimenta et considerationes de coloribus.

Boyle, Robert: Experimenta et considerationes de coloribus. .. ceu initium historiae experimentalis de coloribus. Genf, de Tournes, 1677. 4°. (10 Bl.), 168 S., (4 Bl.). Dekorativer Halblederbd. d. 18. Jahrhunderts mit RSch. und floraler Rückenvergoldung (oberes Kapital minimal berieben).

Tadellos erhaltenes Exemplar der schönen Quartausgabe (fünfter lateinischer Druck), dessen englische Originalausgabe erstmals 1663 erschien. – Fulton 62 a: ‘The treatise on ‘Colours’ ranks in importance with the ‘Spring and Weight of the Air’ and the ‘Usefulness’. It deals with a large variety of phenomena and contains many generalizations which were subsequently adopted by Newton in his memorable treatise on ‘Optics’. Boyle was the first to record that certain vegetables extracts, e.g. lignum nephriticum, change colour when the solution is made acid of changed from acid to alkali. In so doing, he gave to the world the first account of those important substances now well known to the chemist as ‘indicators’. He also mentions the iridecence of metallic films and soap bubbles, and describes snowblindness. – Innenspiegel und Vorsätze gering leimschattig.

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