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    The text of Robert Boyle's 'Designe about natural history'

    Hunter, Michael and Anstey, P. (2008) The text of Robert Boyle's 'Designe about natural history'. Other. Robert Boyle Project, Birkbeck, London, UK.

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    This publication presents a new text of Robert Boyle’s prescriptions for the writing of natural history, compiled in 1666 and partially divulged in 1684, but unpublished till modern times. The current edition restores the text to its correct order for the first time, and adds various cognate documents, including certain sections of the ‘Designe’ which survive elsewhere among the Boyle Papers at the Royal Society and are here first published. The result is to supply a significant document for understanding the evolution of Baconian method during the formative years of the Royal Society.


    Item Type: Monograph (Other)
    Additional Information: Occasional Papers of The Robert Boyle Project, v.3
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 08:35
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:50


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