Statical Essays. 1-2. [Part one:] Containing Vegetable Staticks; or, an account of some statical experiments on the sap in vegetables [.] Also specim
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London, W. Innys and R. Manby, 1738-40. 8vo. (6),+ X,+ (4),+ 376 pp.+ 19 engr. plates; (9),+ (blank),+ vi, xvii-xxii,+ (26),+ 354,+ (22) pp. Light blue stain in lower margin in part one, more at the end, spotting in part two. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with modern gilt spine with raised bands, with gilt lettering, spine faded, boards rubbed. Pritzel 3700 for part one. The clergyman Stephen Hales (1677-1761) laid in part one of Statical Essays (1727) the foundations of plant physiology by his experiments on the movements of sap (Hunt catalogue part II, p. xlvi).
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