Image Not Available

Experiments and Observations relating to Air and Water. Extract: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 75, pp. 279-309, 1785.

PRIESTLEY, Joseph (1733-1804).

Published by n.p., 1785]., [London:, 1785
From Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA (Carlsbad, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 3, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 550.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

4to. (235 x 175 mm) pp. 279-309. Modern boards, printed spine label. Bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Fine. FIRST EDITION. In 1772, Priestley's work on Observations on Different Kinds of Air, and pneumatic researches included the isolation and identification of nitric oxide and anhydrous hydrochloric acid gases, and the beginnings of photosynthesis. "Priestley's experiments were carried on at such a prolific rate, that following the paper of 1772, it was decided that he should publish his accounts of them in book form⦠These works were supplemented by an occasional paper in the Philosophical Transactions (including the Account of Further Observations of Air, in which he announced his discovery of 'dephlogisticated air', later to be defined as oxygen)." [DSB]. The above paper carries on further research into 'dephlogisticated air'. The phlogiston theory holds that all flammable materials contain phlogiston, a substance without color, odor, taste, or mass that is liberated in burning. Once burned, the "dephlogisticated" substance was held to be in its "true" form, the calx. "Phlogisticated" substances are those that contain phlogiston and are "dephlogisticated" when burned. DSB Vol. XI, p. 144. Bookseller Inventory # S9518

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Experiments and Observations relating to Air...

Publisher: n.p., 1785]., [London:

Publication Date: 1785

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

Store Description

We issue monthly catalogues in the history of science and medicine. Regular customers receive catalogues with a wide-variety of books by subect and price.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Prices are net. Shipping extra. We ship UPS and USPS in US; M-Bag, surface, or air overseas. Priority mail or Global Priority available. Returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee if received in original condition. Returns are only allowed within 30 days and only under certain conditions: "if you′re dissatisfied with your purchase due to an error on the bookseller′s part" and obtain permission in advance, should have a tracking number and insured if appropriate. Contact address: Jef...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer