1672 1ed Hydrostaticks Sinclair Glenluce DEVIL Poltergeists Isaac Newton Science

SINCLAIR, George

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George Sinclair was a 17th-century Scottish mathematician who is best-known for his studies in hydrostatics and engineering. His book ‘The Hydrostaticks’ was published only once in 1672 and discusses his studies and findings from hydrostatical experiments. This extensive experiment report contains observations on behavior of water, effects of coal burning, air pressure, and weights.

 

Aside from his science experiments, Sinclair was fascinated with witchcraft, poltergeists, and the Devil. While ‘Hydrostaticks’ focuses primarily on science and engineering, there are elements included of the behavior and influence of the Devil. Sinclair describes the words of the Devil as well as the ‘Glenluce Devil’ (a poltergeist) at the end of this book which he claims as a refutation of atheism. (p.246).

 

Another important inclusion in this work is an early mention of Isaac Newton and his studies. (p.313)

 

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1672 1ed Hydrostaticks Sinclair Glenluce DEVIL Poltergeists Isaac Newton Science

 

George Sinclair was a 17th-century Scottish mathematician who is best-known for his studies in hydrostatics and engineering. His book ‘The Hydrostaticks’ was published only once in 1672 and discusses his studies and findings from hydrostatical experiments. This extensive experiment report contains observations on behavior of water, effects of coal burning, air pressure, and weights.

 

Aside from his science experiments, Sinclair was fascinated with witchcraft, poltergeists, and the Devil. While ‘Hydrostaticks’ focuses primarily on science and engineering, there are elements included of the behavior and influence of the Devil. Sinclair describes the words of the Devil as well as the ‘Glenluce Devil’ (a poltergeist) at the end of this book which he claims as a refutation of atheism. (p.246).

 

Another important inclusion in this work is an early mention of Isaac Newton and his studies. (p.313)

 

Item number: #18415

Price: $995

 

SINCLAIR, George

 

The hydrostaticks ; or the weight, force, and pressure of fluid bodies, made evident by physical and sensible experiments. Together with some miscellany observations, the last whereof is a short history of coal

 

Edinburgh : Printed by George Swintoun, James Glen and Thomas Brown, 1672. First, only edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Textually complete
    • [20], 319, [1]
    • Without any plates
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~75in X 5.75in (19.5cm x 14.5cm)
  • Exceedingly rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at over $3,000

 

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18415

Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

SINCLAIR, George

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent