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23 April 2008
FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). Experimental Researches on Chemistry and Physics. London: R. Taylor and W. Francis, 1859. 8° (222 x 135mm). 3 engraved plates, one folding (foxed to a greater or lesser extent throughout). Original green cloth (gouge mark on lower cover, upper inner hinge broken). Provenance: George Little, 1860 (book-label and signature on an end-paper). FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM containing Faraday's discoveries of the first known compounds of chlorine and carbon, benzene and the liquefaction of chlorine and sulphur dioxide. Norman 765.
BERZELIUS, Jöns Jacob von (1779-1848). Essai sur la théorie des proportions chimiques et sur l'influence chimique de l'électricité. Paris: Méquignon-Marvis, 1819. 8° (215 x 132mm). Half-title (foxed throughout). Contemporary sheep-backed boards with vellum corners, uncut.
And 2 other works in 4 volumes: J.J. Berzelius' Die Anwendung des Löthrohrs in der Chemie und Mineralogie (Nuremberg, 1828) and Leopold Gmelin's Handbuch der Chemie (Heidelberg, 1843-44, 3 volumes). (6)
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