Folding copperplate engraving illustrating sixteen figures including the pneumatical engine and components used in pneumatic experiments leading to the discovery of Boyle's law.
Forty-three experiments are detailed…
New Experiments Physico-Mechanicall, Touching the Spring of the Air, and its Effects (Made, for the Most Part, in a New Pneumatical Engine)
Forty-three experiments are detailed within this work, including the physical and chemical properties of air proving it has weight along with determining that a vacuum restricts the transmission of sound as well as the…
Occasional Reflections upon Several Subjects. Whereto is premis'd a Discourse about such kind of Thoughts.
- Occasional Reflexions
Dedicated to "Sophronia" (i.e., Robert Boyle's "dearest sister," Lady Ranelagh), the author is seen here in his happiest mood. Written while he was on a holiday at his manor house in Stalbridge, Dorset, Boyle draws in…