Sir Matthew Hale. Difficiles Nugae: Or, Observations Touching the Torricellian Experiment, And various Solutions of the same, especially touching the Weight and Elasticity of the Air. London: W. Godbid for William Shrowsbury, 1674. Krown & Spellman retail: $750. First Edition. 8vo. A4, B-S8, T8+1[correctsions], V8,X4, +¹1 errata. These added leaves are not reported in ESTC, [6],280,[2],281-304,[5],[2 ads],[1],[1 errata]p. Contemporary mottled sheep, old owner's name "Jo(seph) Bate" on t.p. Lacks the two plates. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: This work " well described by a contemporary as 'a strange and futile attempt of one of the philosophers of the old cast to confirm Dame Nature's abhorrence of a vacuum, and to arraign the new doctrines of Mr. Boyle and others concerning the weight and spring of the air, the pressure of fluids on fluids, &c.' DNB.  Wing H238. ESTC r228007. Neville I,573.

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