Author:DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829)

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The Bakerian Lecture. An account of some new analytical researches on the nature of certain bodies, particularly the alkalies, phosphorus, sulphur, carbonaceous matter, and the acids hitherto undecompounded; with some general observations on chemical theory. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCIX, Part I.

By: DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829).

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London:, Printed by W. Bulmer, 1809.: 1809

Seller ID: S4650


292 x 235 mm. 4to. Pages 39-104. [Entire issue: vi, [2], (1)-187, [1 blank], 26, [1], [1 blank] pp.] 4 figs. on 1 engraved plate. Original plain blue wrappers; spine heavily chipped. Very good. This is Davy's third Bakerian Lecture read to the Royal Society 15 December 1808 and printed in the Philosophical Transactions. The paper contains his report of the decomposition of boracic acid by heating with potassium and his conclusion that the basis of the acid is a metal which he named boracium. His other experiments led to his conclusions that a) nitrogen contains oxygen, b) sulphur and phosphor... View more info

New analytical researches on the nature of certain bodies, being an appendix to the Bakerian Lecture for 1808. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCIX, Part II.

By: DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829).

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London:, Printed by W. Bulmer, 1809.: 1809

Seller ID: S4651


292 x 235 mm. 4to. Pages 450-470. [Entire issue: [iv], (189)-470, (371)-374, [6] pp.] Plates water-stained. Original plain blue wrappers; lacking spine. Very good. Here Davy "described further experiments on sulphur, phosphorus, muriatic acid, and on 'the substance produced during the passage of sulphur over ignited charcoal' (carbon disulphide) without perceiving its composition." Partington. DSB, III, p. 602; Fullmer, Sir Humphry Davy's published works, p. 55; Partington, A history of chemistry, IV, p. 50; Poggendorf, I, col. 529. View more info

The Bakerian Lecture for 1809. On some new electrochemical researches, on various objects, particularly the metallic bodies, from the alkalies, and earths, and on some combinations of hydrogene. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCX, Part I.

By: DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829).

Price: $285.00

Publisher: London:, Printed by W. Bulmer, 1810.: 1810

Seller ID: S4652


292 x 235 mm. 4to. Pages 16-74. [Entire issue: [iv], [2], 147, [1 blank], 26 pp.] Original plain blue wrappers; top cover off and water-stained, spine heavily chipped. Very good. Davy's fourth Bakerian lecture, read to the Royal Society November 16, 1809. "Contains the discovery of hydrogen telluride, further investigations on ammonium, and some hasty speculations on the supposed composition of the elements." Partington. Arguments are given for considering potassium and sodium elementary bodies. "Gave further proofs of the elementary nature of potassium, and described the properti... View more info

Researches on the oxymuriatic acid, its nature and combinations; and on the elements of the muriatic acid. With some experiments on sulphur and phosphorus, made in the laboratory of the Royal Institution. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCX, Part II.

By: DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829).

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London:, Printed by W. Bulmer, 1810.: 1810

Seller ID: S4653


292 x 235 mm. 4to. Pages 231-257. [Entire issue: [iv], [2], (149), 323, [7, 1 blank] pp.] Original plain blue wrappers; rear cover and last leaf off, spine heavily chipped. Very good. Discovery of Chlorine. Read to the Royal Society July 12, 1810. "In a paper read in July and in his fifth Bakerian lecture in November, he argued that oxymuriatic acid, contrary to his previous belief, was a simple body, and proposed for it the name 'chlorine.'" Encyclopaedia Britannica. DSB, III, pp. 602-603; Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th ed., VII, p. 872; Fullmer, Sir Humphry Davy's published works, p... View more info

On a new detonating compound. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCXIII, Part I.

By: DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829).

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London:, Printed by W. Bulmer, 1813.: 1813

Seller ID: S4654


292 x 235 mm. 4to. Pages 1-7. [Entire issue: iv, [2], 130, 26 pp.] Original plain blue wrappers; lacking spine. Very good. Read to the Royal Society November 5, 1812. "This was the first announcement in this country of the discovery of nitrogen chloride, which cost Dulong, its discoverer, three fingers and one eye, while even Davy and Faraday (his assistant), who were fully aware of its dangerous properties, were injured by an explosion when experimenting with it." Zeitlinger. DNB, V, p. 641; Fullmer, Sir Humphry Davy's published works, p. 67; Partington, A history of chemistry, IV, p... View more info

Some further observations on a new detonating substance. with: "Some experiments and observations on the substances produced in different chemical processes on fluor spar." "In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCXIII, Part II.

By: DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London:, Printed by W. Bulmer, 1813.: 1813

Seller ID: S4655


292 x 235 mm. 4to. Pages 242-251; 263-279. [Entire issue: [iv], (131), 310, [8] pp.] Original plain blue wrappers; spine heavily chipped, last signature loose. Very good. I: Read to the Royal Society on July 1, 1813. II: Read to the Royal Society July 8 1813. "In the spring of 1813 he was engaged on the chemistry of fluorine, and though he failed to isolate the element, he reached accurate conclusions regarding its nature and properties." Encyclopaedia Britannica. I: DNB, V, p. 641; Fullmer, Sir Humphry Davy's published works, p. 69; Partington, A history of chemistry, pp. 57-58; Zeit... View more info