Miscellanea curiosa


Miscellanea curiosa. Containing a collection of some of the principal phaenomena in nature, accounted for by the greatest philosophers of this age; being the most valuable discourses, read and delivered to the Royal Society, for the advancement of physical and mathematical knowledge. As also a collection of curious travels, voyages, antiquities, and natural histories of countries; presented to the same society


Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742 , editor

Hodgson, James, 1672-1755 , contributor
Mead, Richard, 1673-1754 , contributor
Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757 , contributor
Gucht, Michael van der, 1660-1725 , engraver
Royal Society (Great Britain) , sponsor




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London, Printed by J. M. for R. Smith, at the Bible under the piazza of the Royal Exchange, in Cornhill, 1708


The second edition, to which is added, A discourse of the influence of the sun and moon on humane bodies, &c. By R. Mead. And also Fontenelle's Preface of the usefulness of mathematical learning


"The laws of stereographick projection laid down and demonstrated by Ja. Hodgson," volume 2, pages 42-52 (2nd page group)

Volume 3 has title: Miscellanea curiosa. Containing a collection of curious travels, voyages, and natural histories of countries, as they have been delivered in the Royal Society. Volume 3 is from the 1705-1707 edition, with 1707 imprint date, and has [3] pages of publisher's advertisements

"A letter from Mr. John Clayton ... giving an account of several observables in Virginia, and in his voyage thither", volume 3, pages 281-355.

The engraved frontispiece in volume 1 is signed: M. van der Gucht sculp.

English short title catalogue | T105505


Early works , Early works to 1800 , Natural history , Science

Call Number

AC7 .H18 1708




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.82293
OCLC: 2187763


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