‘Exercitationes Physicae’. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.23.6.7

Dates

  • 17th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    133 folios. Octavo.

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    EnglishLatin

  • Scope and Contents

    The work consists of an introduction and four `exercitationes` divided into chapters. Mention is made of authors such as Gerard Vossius, Descartes and Gassendi. There are a few diagrams dealing with astronomy. The work is followed (folio 131) by theological notes in English and Latin, including part of an attack on the philosophy of Descartes.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    A note in the hand of Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie, has been pasted in at the front of the book, and reads ‘MSS of my great grandfather Bishop Robert Douglas. Given me by my cousin and his great grandson Mr Stirling of Kippendavie’. The manuscript does not appear to be in the Bishop`s hand.

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