The Right Reverend Father in God Gilbert Lord Bishop of Sarum; A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the Honorable Robert Boyle; at St. Martins in the Fields, January 7, 1692. London, St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1692. Octavo, pp. half title, ruled title, 40.
The work is complete and in a late 19th century ornately gilt tooled black calf with gilt titles. The binding is tight and clean, owners book plate on end sheet, text is clean. In very good condition.
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Robert Boyle (25 January 1627 – 31 December 1691) was a 17th century natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor. He is best known for Boyle's law. Although his research has its roots in the alchemical tradition, he is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and a founder of modern chemistry. Among his works, The Sceptical Chymist is seen as a cornerstone work in the field of chemistry. His funeral sermon which was given by the Lord Bishop of Sarum is quite rare.