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Whipple Library

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Some motives and incentives to the love of God, pathetically discours'd of in a letter to a friend / by Robert Boyle, The fourth edition much corrected (London: printed for Henry Herringman, 1665) STORE A:4. Running title: Seraphick love.


Robert Whipple amassed a large collection of the works of Robert Boyle (1627–1691), including some extremely rare editions. There are around 140 items, covering all aspects of Boyle's published work, including books on theology and natural history as well as his better-known chemical work, The Sceptical Chymist (1661). Whipple took particular care over this important collection, as evidenced by the careful annotations in his copies of the bibliography and handlist of Boyle's works, which include the prices paid by him for the books, written in an alphabetical code. 

 a handlist of his works / G.L.K. [i.e. Sir Geoffrey Keynes] for & from J.F.F. [i.e. John Farquhar Fulton] (London, June 1932) STORE F.16.








 or, Chymico-physical doubts & paradoxes, touching the sagyrist's principles commonly call'd hypostatical, as they are wont to be propos'd and defended by the generality of alchemists ... / by Robert Boyle (London: printed by J. Cald      drawn out for the use of travellers and navigators / Robert Boyle (London: printed for John Taylor ... and S. Holford, 1692) STORE D:25