30 April 2008
WALKER, Richard, apothecary. An Account of Some Remarkable Discoveries in the Production of Artificial Cold; with experiments on the congelation of quicksilver in England. Oxford: Fletcher and Hanwell, sold by Messrs. Rivington, London, Mr. Deighton, Cambridge, and Mr. Beatniffe, Norwich, 1796.
8° (203 x 118mm). , xxviii,96,p. One engraved plate. (Plate slightly browned and offset.) Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, red morocco spine label (joints slightly split).
ONLY SEPARATE EDITION of this curious and scarce account of experiments 'on the production of artificial cold without the use of ice', the author's papers being published 'as they were read before the Royal Society, and afterwards honoured with a place in the Philosophical Transactions' (preface).
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