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Statical Essays, Containing Vegetable Staticks, or an account of some statical experiments on the sap in vegetables : being an essay towards a natural history of vegetation

By: Hales, Stephen

Price: £375.00

Publisher: At the West-End of St Paul's, London, W. Innys & R. Manby: 1738

Seller ID: 015037

Condition: Good


Third edition, with amendments. Small octavo, pp xiv, 376, illustrated with 18 engraved plates, fore-edge a little thumbed but otherwise very clean and crisp internally, marbled endpapers, contemporary full polished calf, a thin decorated gilt line around the borders, a little marked and worn, the spine gilt decorated with raised bands, lacking the top 25mm of the spine, and lacking small portions at the top of each joint, the joints cracking slightly. still an attractive copy. [In Vegetable Staticks, Hales studied transpiration - the loss of water from the leaves of plants. He estimated the ... View more info