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New Experiments upon Gun-powder, with occasional Observations and practical Inferences; to which are added, an Account of a new Method of determining the Velocities of all Kinds of Military Projectiles, and the Description of a very accurate Eprouvette for Gun-powder. Extract: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. LXXI, Part II, pp. (229)-328.

By: THOMPSON, Sir Benjamin, Count Rumford (1753-1814).

Price: $650.00

Publisher: London:, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 1782.: 1782

Seller ID: S9548


Small 4to (234 x 174 mm) pp. (iii)-vi, (229)-328. Numerous tables; pages 231-234 mis-bound, but present. Modern boards, printed paper spine label. Bookplates of Haskell Norman/University of Texas, and Andras Gedeon. Fine. FIRST EDITION of one of several scientific treatises by Benjamin Thompson, a native of Massachusetts who fought on the British side in the War of Independence and was knighted by George III. He later joined the court of the Elector of Bavaria and rose to become head of the elector's army. "Professionally, Thompson was a soldier of fortune. His first serious scientific st... View more info

A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom.

By: WHITE, Andrew D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York:, George Braziller, 1955.: 1955

Seller ID: RH1553


Sm. 8vo. xxxiv, 474 pp. Index. Black cloth. Ownership signature of Roger Hahn. Very good. View more info