LOT 398
SOLD €120,00

[Physics] Musschenbroek, P. van. Tentamina experimentorum naturalium captorum in Academia del Cimento

sub Auspiciis serenissimi principis (...). Leiden, J. & H. Verbeek, 1731. 2 parts in 1 vol. 32 fold. engr. plates. Contemp. calf, gilt and ribbed spine w. mor. letterpiece, gilt turn-ins, marbled paper pastedowns and flylvs. 4to.

Some writing upper flyleaf. Foxed/ browned. Early edition of this influential work by the famous Dutch physician Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692-1761). The experiments deal w. measuring humidity, magnets and electricity, air pressure, the structure of ice, heat and cold, capillarity, optics, the motion of sound, etc. It also contains the first description of the pyrometer: an instrument for measuring the expansion of solid bodies when exposed to heat.

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