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. LXVII Part II. ... 1778.
1st Ed. Sm. 4to. pp.(493-648). 5 folding plates and 1 folding map engraved by Basire. Disbound, without stitching, sl. stained and lightly browned. Articles comprise XXVI. Of the degrees and quantities of winds requisite to move the heavier kinds of wind machines. In a letter from John Stedman, M.D. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians at Edinburgh, to the Reverend Samuel Horsley, LL.D. Secretary to the Royal Society; XXVII. Description of the Jesuits bark tree of Jamaica and the Caribbees by William Wright; XXVII. Description and use of the cabbage-bark tree of Jamaica by William Wright; XXIX. Observations made in Savoy, in order to ascertain the height of mountains by means of the barometer; being an examination of Mr. De Luc's Rules, delivered in his Recherches sur les Modifications de l'atmosphere by Sir George Shuckburgh; XXX. An account of the Bramin's observatory at Benares. By Sir Robert Barker, Knt. F.R.S.; in a letter to Sir John Pringle; XXXI. A short account of Dr. Maty's illness, and of the appearances in the dead body, which was examined on the 3d of July, 1776, the day after his decease by Dr. Hunter and Mr. Henry Watson; XXXII. An account of some experiments made with an air-pump on Mr. Smeaton's principle together with some experiments with a common air-pump by Mr. Edward Nairne;
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