Essayes of natural experiments, made in the Academie del cimento, under the protection of the most serene Prince Leopold of Tuscany / written in Italian by the secretary of that academy [Lorenzo Magalotti], Englished by Richard Waller.

Title: 
Essayes of natural experiments, made in the Academie del cimento, under the protection of the most serene Prince Leopold of Tuscany / written in Italian by the secretary of that academy [Lorenzo Magalotti], Englished by Richard Waller.
Author/Artist: 
Accademia del cimento (Florence, Italy)
Publisher: 
London : Printed for B. Alsop at the Angel and Bible in the Poultrey, 1684.
Description: 
[20], 160, [10] p. : 19 plates ; 24 cm.
Other Authors: 
Magalotti, Lorenzo, conte, 1637-1712.
Waller, Richard, tr.
Bib ID: 
95592
Notes: 
Includes experiments on the properties of glass as well as descriptions and illustrations of scientific glassware used in various experiments.
Glass experiments: p. 104, 113, 128, 150, 155.
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009.
Added t.-p., engr.
Includes index.
Contents: 
The description of some instruments to discover the alteration of the air --
The description of instruments to measure time --
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The description of instruments, shewing the alterations happening in the state of the natural compression of the air --
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Whether the air reflects the second image visible in a lens --
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Of hollow canes in vacuo --
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Of freezing the dew upon the outsides of glasses --
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Experiments about the alteration of the size of vessels, &c. by heat & cold --
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Of the dilating and contracting of glass by heat and cold --
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That a vessel also may be distended by weight --
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Whether glass be penetrable by odours, by humidity --
Experiments of light --
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Of firing bodies with a burning glass