The history of the Royal-Society of London, for the improving of natural knowledge. / by Tho. Sprat.
By: Sprat, Thomas.
Contributor(s): Cowley, Abraham, 1618-1667 | Gabb, George Hugh d. 1948 [former owner].Material type: BookPublisher: 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: , 438,  p.,  leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., coat of arms ; 24 cm. (4to).Place: England - LondonSubject(s): Royal Society (Great Britain)
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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.
"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.
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.