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The correspondence of Robert Boyle, 1636–1691

Boyle, R. (2001) The correspondence of Robert Boyle, 1636–1691. The Pickering Masters 1-6. London, UK: Pickering & Chatto Publishers. ISBN 1851961259.

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The Correspondence of Robert Boyle, 1636–1691 is the first edition of Boyle's correspondence, transcribed, mostly for the first time, from the original manuscripts. It is fully annotated, with an introduction and comprehensive general index. The Correspondence of Robert Boyle is a British Academy Research Project. Robert Boyle (1627–91) was not only one of the founders of modern Western science but also a key figure in late 17th-century English culture. Himself a prolific and innovative experimenter, he was at the centre of a network of figures with similar interests. These included some of the most important European intellectuals of his day, together with many leading figures in the most innovative and influential scientific institution of the 17th century, the Royal Society. This is the first complete edition of Boyle’s correspondence. More than a third of the letters presented here have never previously been published, while the text of others is more complete and accurate than hitherto. Extract from the publisher's website :

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Six volumes. Contents: Vol. 1, 1636-61, introduction; Vol. 2, 1662-5; Vol. 3, 1666-7; Vol. 4, 1668-77; Vol. 5, 1678-83; Vol. 6, 1684-91, appendices, index. Michael Hunter's contribution is 45 per cent. Principal translators, David Money, Teresa Bridgeman; principal editorial assistants, Ben Coates, Rosalind Davies, Sara Pennell.
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology > The Robert Boyle Project (OLD)
Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
Date Deposited: 21 May 2008 13:58
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16

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