Titre : Philosophical Experiments: containing useful...
Éditeur : London: Printed for W. Innys and R. Manby?and T. Woodward? 1739.
Date d'édition : 1739
8vo, 2 leaves, pp. xxx, 1 leaf (errata), pp. 163, 3 leaves (index), 1 engraved plate. Half-title. In this copy the final advertisement leaf M6 has been cancelled and replaced with Innys & Manby?s 16-page catalogue dated 1738. Contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments (compartment below the label with a defunct volume number), brown morocco label. Upper joint rubbed but a fine copy. FIRST EDITION. The experiments that Hales describes in this book are principally concerned with the health and welfare of sailors, and how the food and water on a ship, which on a long voyage were notoriously bad, may be preserved in an edible state. Hales also published a proposal for improving the ventilation on board ships. Neville I, p. 576. N° de réf. du libraire 2872
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