Royal Society


Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious, in Many Considerable Parts of the World. EXTRACT from Vol. LIII For the Year 1763 ... 1764.
1st Ed. Sm. 4to. xii + pp.(1-26). Disbound, without stitching, sl. stained and lightly browned, several page loose. With title page and contents, articles comprise I. An account of the Sun's distance from the Earth, deduced from Mr. Short's observations relating to the horizontal parallax of the Sun: In a letter from Peter Daval, Esq; V. P. of R. S. to James Barrow; II. Observatio cometae, qui mense Maio A. 1759 apparuit, facta Hagae Comit. Petro Gabry, I.V.D. Societatis Reg. Scientiar. Socio, et Commercio Literar. cum Academ. Scientiar. Parisiensi et Reg. Societ. Gotting. juncto: Communicated by Mr. Emanuel Mendez da Costa; III. Observatio cujusdam meteori igniti instar chasmatis, facta Hagae-Comit. d. 21 Decembr. 1758. Nov. St. Petro Gabry ... Communicated by Mr Emanuel Mendez da Costa; IV. An account of a remarkable decrease of the River Eden, in Cumberland: In a letter to Charles Lord Bishop of Carlisle, F. R. S. from William Milbourne, Esq; V. An account of the rain fallen in a foot-square at Norwich by Mr William Arderon; VI. Observations upon the effects of electricity applied to a tetanus, or muscular rigidity, of four months continuance. In a letter to the Royal Society. By William Watson;
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