London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
DALTON, John (1766-1844). Meteorological Observations and Essays. London: for W. Richardson and others, 1793. 8° (222 x 135mm). List of subscribers (title and last 3 leaves reinforced at the inner margin, a little light discolouration). Modern half calf, uncut.
FIRST EDITION. 'Dalton's first book includes his ideas on evaporation, which contained the seeds of his later chemical atomic theory. In the appendix to his treatise Dalton provided the first statement of what is now known as Dalton's Law', Norman 574; Wheeler 582.
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