The sceptical chymist or, Chymico-physical doubts & paradoxes
Printed by J. Cadwell for J. Crooke, 1661
39. First Modern Chemist
Fewer than 35 copies of this first edition of Boyle's masterpiece are known to exist. Written in the form of a dialogue, Boyle presented a new concept of matter that severley criticized the old Aristotelian theories. He believed that every phenomenon is due to collisions of atoms or groups of atoms.