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The history of the Royal-Society of London

Thomas Sprat

The history of the Royal-Society of London

for the improving of natural knowledge. By Tho. Sprat. ...

by Thomas Sprat

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Published by printed for Rob. Scot, Ri. Chiswell, Tho. Chapman, and Geo. Sawbridge. And are to be sold by them, and by Tho. Bennet in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[16],438p.,plates
Number of Pages438
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18856172M

  Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet Year-book of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) English. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Published by the society, > Latest issue consulted: No.   A documentary about the founding of the royal society, focusing on the mathematicians involved. (Part 1).

Tinniswood (The Long Weekend), a University of Buckingham history research fellow, devotes this modest, accessible chronicle to the Royal Society of . Other articles where History of the Royal Society of London is discussed: Thomas Sprat: In his History of the Royal Society of London (), a propagandist defense rather than a factual account of the new scientific society, he criticizes the “inkhorn terms” (learned jargon) and sonorous stylistic swellings of Restoration prose. He advocated the return to the style of a .

Get this from a library! A brief history of the Royal Society.. [E N da C Andrade] London, Royal Society, Edition/Format: Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: History: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: E N da C Andrade.   Let this Book, Intituled, The History of the ROYAL SOCIETY of London, for the improving of Natural Knowledge, be Printed ⁠ William Morrice. THE HISTORY. OF THE Royal Society. OF LONDON, For the Improving of. NATURAL KNOWLEDGE. By THO. SPRAT, D.D. late Lord Bishop of Rochester.


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This key piece of iconography for the early Royal Society includes central portraits of the first President, William, 2nd Viscount Brouncker () and Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (.

Author The Royal Society of London Publisher: The Royal Society of London, Format: hardcover Condition: Collectible, Very Rating: % positive. Divided into three parts, The history of the Royal-Society of London documents the state of natural knowledge prior to the Society’s establishment; the founding of the Society, and the value of the knowledge sought by the Society.

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The most common relationship is to a previous and/or continuing title, where a journal continues publishing with a change to its official title. Most sign our Charter Book at an annual ceremony in London. Occasionally – very occasionally – leaves from the book are taken to particular scientists for signing, and that is what will happen at the Great Hall of the People this evening.

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For improving the natural knowledge; containing the history of the institution, design and progress of the Royal Society of London for the advancement of experimental philosophy; experiments of the recoiling of guns; method for making a history of the weather; a proposal for making wine; an apparatus to the history of the common practices of dying; and many more interesting topics.

Let this Book, Intituled, The History of the ROYAL SOCIETY of London, for the improving of Natural Knowledge, be Printed ⁠ William Morrice. On a cheerier note, Richard Sorrenson thanks the Society for “its outstanding support of the history of science” in the acknowledgements section of ‘Perfect mechanics: instrument makers at the Royal Society of London in the eighteenth century’.

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