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CAVENDISH, Henry (1731-1810). "Experiments on air." In: Philosophical Transactions. 74, Parts I and II, pp. 119-153. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1784.

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CAVENDISH, Henry (1731-1810). "Experiments on air." In: Philosophical Transactions. 74, Parts I and II, pp. 119-153. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1784.

4o (268 x 212 mm). Numerous folding plates. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (worn, spine perishing). Provenance: Joshua Russell (early ownership stamp on front free endpaper).

FIRST APPEARANCE of Cavendish's experiments that proved that hydrogen ("inflammable air") and oxygen ("dephlogisticated air") when mixed in the proper proportions and fired, produce their own weight in water. Dibner 42; Norman 420.

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