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The history of the Royal-Society of London, for the improving of natural knowledge. / by Tho. Sprat.

By: Sprat, Thomas, 1635-1713.
Contributor(s): Cowley, Abraham, 1618-1667 | Gabb, George Hugh d. 1948 [former owner].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Printed by T.R. for J. Martyn at the Bell without Temple-bar, and J. Allestry at the Rose and Crown in Duck-lane, Printers to the Royal Society, 1667Description: [16], 438, [2] p., [3] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., coat of arms ; 24 cm. (4to).Place: England - LondonSubject(s): Royal Society (Great Britain)
List(s) this item appears in: London Science City
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Book (Not for loan) Science Museum Wroughton
Library Store: Rare Books
Rare Books Collection O.B. SPR SPRAT (Browse shelf) copy 1 Not For Loan 30209019363545
Book (Not for loan) Science Museum Wroughton
On display in Museum exhibition (not accessible)
Rare Books Collection O.B. SPR SPRAT (Browse shelf) copy 2 Not For Loan 30209019363552

Pages 338-339, 342-343, 370-371, 374-375 incorrectly numbered 337-338, 341-342, 362-363, 366-367 respectively.

Head-pieces, initials.

"Errata": final leaf (verso blank).

Frontispiece, Royal Society coat of arms, in both copies.

Copy 1: Lacks allegorical fronstispiece

Copy 2: Folded allegorical frontispiece (president of the Royal Society and Francis Bacon sitting on either side of a bust of Charles II), poem 'To the reader' and 'An advertisment to the reader' bound between pages 8 and 9.

Wing S5032

Osler, W. Bib. Osleriana, 6113

Copy 1: Armorial bookplate of James South, F.R.S.

Copy 2: Bequeathed by George Hugh Gabb (d. 1948), antiquarian.

Copy 2 bears a black Science Museum Library stamp, dated 15/07/2009.

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