Essays and Observations, Physical and Literary, read before a Society in Edinburgh, volume II, pp.157-225. Edinburgh: G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1756. 8° (205 x 125 mm). Contemporary calf, gilt, red leather lettering-piece (light wear at head and foot of spine and corners, front cover becoming loose). Provenance: THE NORMAN COPY (book-label). " /> BLACK, Joseph (1728-1799). "Experiments upon Magnesia Alba, Quicklime, and some other Alcaline Substances", in: <I>Essays and Observations, Physical and Literary, read before a Society in Edinburgh</I>, volume II, pp.157-225. Edinburgh: G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1756. 8° (205 x 125 mm). Contemporary calf, gilt, red leather lettering-piece (light wear at head and foot of spine and corners, front cover becoming loose). <I>Provenance</I>: THE NORMAN COPY (book-label). | Christie's