Boyle's works in chronological order of publication

We here provide a list of Boyle's works in chronological order of publication, with reference to where they appear in the 1999-2000 edition of his Works.

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'An Invitation to a free and generous Communication of Secrets and Receits in Physick', in Chymical, Medicinal, and Chyrurgical Addresses: Made to Samuel Hartlib, Esquire (1655) [Works, vol. 1]

Some Motives and Incentives to the Love of God. Pathetically Discours'd of, in a Letter to a Friend (1659), usually known as Seraphic Love [Works, vol. 1]

New Experiments Physico-Mechanicall, Touching the Spring of the Air and its Effects (1660) [Works, vol. 1]

Certain Physiological Essays, Written at Distant Times, and on Several Occasions, including 'A Physico-Chymical Essay, containing an Experiment with some Considerations touching the differing Parts and Redintegration of Salt-petre' (1661; 2nd edition, 1669, including Of Absolute Rest in Bodies) [Works, vol. 2]

The Sceptical Chymist: or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes (1661) [Works, vol. 2]

Some Considerations Touching the Style of the Holy Scriptures (1661) [Works, vol. 2]

A Defence of the Doctrine Touching the Spring and Weight of the Air (1662) [Works, vol. 3]

An Examen of Mr. T. Hobbes his Dialogus Physicus De Natura Aeris (1662) [Works, vol. 3]

Some Considerations touching the Usefulnesse of Experimentall Naturall Philosophy. The First Part (1663) [Works, vol. 3]

Some Considerations of the Usefulnesse of Naturall Philosophy. The Second Part. The First Section. Of It's Usefulness to Physick (1663) [Works, vol. 3]

Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664) [Works, vol. 4]

New Experiments and Observations Touching Cold, or an Experimental History of Cold, Begun (1665) [Works, vol. 4]

Occasional Reflections Upon Several Subjects (1665) [Works, vol. 5]

Hydrostatical Paradoxes, Made out by New Experiments, (For the Most Part Physical and Easie) (1666) [Works, vol. 5]

The Origine of Formes and Qualities, (According to the Corpuscular Philosophy) (1666-7) [Works, vol. 5]

A Continuation of New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring and Weight of the Air, and their Effects. The First Part (1669) [Works, vol. 6]

Tracts Written by the Honourable Robert Boyle About the Cosmicall Qualities of Things [etc.] (1670) [Works, vol. 6]

Tracts Written by the Honourable Robert Boyle Of A Discovery of the Admirable Rarefaction of the Air (1670) [Works, vol. 6]

Some Considerations Touching the Usefulnesse of Experimental Naturall Philosophy. The Second Tome, Containing the later Section Of the Second Part (1671) [Works, vol. 6]

An Essay about the Origine & Virtues of Gems (1672) [Works, vol. 7]

Tracts Written by the Honourable Robert Boyle Containing New Experiments, touching the Relation betwixt Flame and Air [etc.], including 'An Hydrostatical Discourse occasion'd by some Objections of Dr Henry More against some Explications of New Experiments' (1672) [Works, vol. 7]

Essays of the Strange Subtilty, Great Efficacy [and] Determinate Nature of Effluviums (1673) [Works, vol. 7]

Tracts Consisting of Observations About the Saltness of the Sea [etc.] (1673) [Works, vol. 7]

The Excellency of Theology, Compar’d with Natural Philosophy, including 'About the Excellency and Grounds of the Mechanical Hypothesis' (1674) [Works, vol. 8]

Tracts: Containing Suspicions about Some Hidden Qualities of the Air [etc.] (1674) [Works, vol. 8]

Some Considerations about the Reconcileableness of Reason and Religion, including 'Some Physico-Theological Considerations about the Possibility of the Resurrection' (1675) [Works, vol. 8]

Experiments, Notes, &c. about the Mechanical Origine or Production of Divers Particular Qualities (1675-6) [Works, vol. 8]

An Historical Account of a Degradation of Gold Made by an Anti-Elixir: a Strange Chymical Narrative (1678) [Works, vol. 9]

Experiments and Notes About the Producibleness Of Chymicall Principles, appended to the 2nd edition of Sceptical Chymist (1680) [Works, vol. 9]

A Continuation of New Experiments Physico-Mechanical Touching the Spring and Weight of the Air, and their Effects. The Second Part (1680; Eng. trans., 1682) [Works, vol. 9]

A Discourse of Things above Reason. Inquiring Whether a Philosopher Should Admit There Are Any Such (1681) [Works, vol. 9]

The Aerial Noctiluca: Or Some New Phenomena, and a Process of A Factitious Self-shining Substance (1680) [Works, vol. 9]

New Experiments, and Observations, Made upon the Icy Noctiluca (1682) [Works, vol. 9]

Contribution to Robert Fitzgerald, Salt-Water Sweetned; or, A True Account of the Great Advantages of this New Invention both by Sea and by Land (1683) [Works, vol. 9]

Memoirs for the Natural History Of Humane Blood, Especially The Spirit of that Liquor (1684) [Works, vol. 10]

Experiments and Considerations About the Porosity of Bodies, in Two Essays (1684) [Works, vol. 10]

Of the High Veneration Man's Intellect Owes to God; Peculiarly for his Wisedome and Power (1684-5) [Works, vol. 10]

Short Memoirs for the Natural Experimental History of Mineral Waters (1685) [Works, vol. 10]

An Essay Of the Great Effects of Even Languid and Unheeded Motion, including 'An Experimental Discourse of Some Unheeded Causes of the Insalubrity and Salubrity of the Air' (1685) [Works, vol. 10]

Of the Reconcileableness of Specifick Medicines to the Corpuscular Philosophy (1685) [Works, vol. 10]

A Free Enquiry Into the Vulgarly Receiv'd Notion of Nature; Made in an Essay, Address'd to a Friend (1686) [Works, vol. 10]

The Martyrdom of Theodora, And of Didymus (1687) [Works, vol. 11]

A Disquisition about the Final Causes of Natural Things, including 'Some Uncommon Observations about Vitiated Sight' (1688) [Works, vol. 11]

An Advertisement of Mr Boyle, about the Loss of Many of his Writings (1688) [Works, vol. 11]

Some Receipts of Medicines, For the most part Parable and Simple. Sent to a Friend in America (1688) [Works, vol. 11]

A Catalogue of the Books and Tracts Written by the Honourable Robert Boyle Esquire (1688; Eng. trans., 1689) [Works, vol. 11]

Medicina Hydrostatica: or, Hydrostaticks Applyed to the Materia Medica (1690) [Works, vol. 11]

The Christian Virtuoso: Shewing, That by Being Addicted to Experimental Philosophy, a Man is Rather Assisted, than Indisposed, to be a Good Christian (1690-1) [Works, vol. 11]

Experimenta & Observationes Physicae Wherein are Briefly Treated of Several Subjects Relating to Natural Philosophy in an Experimental Way (1691) [Works, vol. 11]

The General History of the Air, Designed and Begun by the Honourable Robert Boyle Esq. (1692) [Works, vol. 12]

Medicinal Experiments: Or, a Collection Of Choice and Safe Remedies, For the Most Part Simple, and Easily Prepared (3 vols., 1692-4) [Works, vol. 12]

A Free Discourse against Customary Swearing (1695) [Works, vol. 12]

The Christian Virtuoso, Appendix to Part I and Part II, ed. Henry Miles, first published in Birch's edition of Boyle's Works (1744) [Works, vol. 12]

Hitherto unpublished writings in vols. 13 and 14 of The Works of Robert Boyle (1999-2000), including ‘Of the Study of the Book of Nature’, ‘Essay of the Holy Scriptures’, ‘Of the Atomicall Philosophy’, ‘Of Poisons’, texts on petrifaction and mineralogy, ‘On the Diversity of Religions’, ‘Medicina Chromatica’, etc.

For a list of other texts published from manuscript sources between 1954 and 2000, see ibid., vol. 14, pp. 359-65. More recently, see J.J. MacIntosh (ed.), Boyle on Atheism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005)
and the texts included in Michael Hunter et al., The Boyle Papers (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), in Michael Hunter, Boyle Studies (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), and in the Occasional Papers of the Robert Boyle Project
(see the Resources section of this website).