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    Wallis, John; John Ray; Francis Willughby; Gottfried Willelm Leibnitz; etc. Philosophical Transactions. Numb. 74. August 14. 1671. The Contents. An Intimation of divers Philosophical matters, at present undertaken and consider'd by several Ingenious and Learned men, as concerning the fresh Observing Spots in the Sun; a new Edifice now a building at Paris for Philosophical purposes; two discourses, one of Vision, the other of the Art of Levelling; Tinctures drawn out of Excretions of Insects; the non-necessity of the Circulation of Sap in Trees; the Discovery of Ovaria and Ova in all sorts of Animals; and the Invention of divers Ingenious Engines and Instruments at Jena in Germany. An Extract of Mr. Ray's Letter, touching Spontaneous Generation, and some Insects smelling of Musk. An extract of Mr. Willoughbies Letter about the Hatching of a kind of Bee in Old Willows. A further Accompt of the Stellar-Fish, formerly described by Mr. Winthrop in New England. An Extract out of the Venetian Giornale de Letterati, concerning the formation of Faetus's. Dr. Wallis's opinion concerning the Hypothesis Physica nova of Dr. Leibnitius... An Accompt of some Books. I. A Discourse touching the Original of Human Literature by Theophilus Gale. II. Joh, Joach. Beccheri Experimentum Chymicum Novum, being a Supplement to the Physica Subterranea of the same author. III. De Absynthio Analecta, per Joh. Michael Fehr. IV. De Laudano Opiato, Auth. Matthia Tillingio. London: John Martyn, 1671. 4to. 2215-2238pp. Disbound. Rust stain from old paperclip. Text cut. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $350.00

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    The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, or Phil. Trans., is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society. Begun in 1665, it is the oldest scientific journal printed in the English-speaking world, and the second oldest in the world, after the French Journal des Scavans. It is still published, which makes it the world's longest running scientific journal.

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