Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, volume V, part 2, March 1799, pp.346-72. Manchester: R. & W. Dean, 1802. Hand-coloured map." /> DALTON, John (1766-1844). I. "Experiments and Observations to determine whether the Quantity of Rain and Dew is equal to the Quantity of Water carried off by the Rivers", in: <I>Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester</I>, volume V, part 2, March 1799, pp.346-72. Manchester: R. & W. Dean, 1802. Hand-coloured map.|
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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

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    DALTON, John (1766-1844). I. "Experiments and Observations to determine whether the Quantity of Rain and Dew is equal to the Quantity of Water carried off by the Rivers", in: Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, volume V, part 2, March 1799, pp.346-72. Manchester: R. & W. Dean, 1802. Hand-coloured map.

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    DALTON, John (1766-1844). I. "Experiments and Observations to determine whether the Quantity of Rain and Dew is equal to the Quantity of Water carried off by the Rivers", in: Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, volume V, part 2, March 1799, pp.346-72. Manchester: R. & W. Dean, 1802. Hand-coloured map.
    II. "Experiments and Observations on the Power of Fluids to conduct Heat", ibidem, April, 1799, pp.373-97.
    III. "Experiments and Observations on the Heat and Cold produced by the Mechanical Condensation and Rarefaction of Air", ibidem, June 1800, pp.515-26.
    IV. "Experimental Essays on the Constitution of Mixed Gases; on the Force of Steam or Vapour from Water and other Liquids in Different Temperatures, both in a Toricellian Vacuum and in Air; on Evaporation; and on the Expansion of Gases by Heat", ibidem, October 1801, pp.535-602. Folding engraved plate.
    V. "Meteorological Observations", ibidem, February 1802, pp.666-79. 8° (223 x 132mm). Contemporary calf-backed boards, uncut (spine a little rubbed).

    FIRST EDITION of the first four 'Experiments' in which is expressed Dalton's Law, i.e. that in a mixture of gases every gas acts independently.


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