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An introduction to the atomic theory, comprising a sketch of the opinions entertained by the most distinguished ancient and modern philosophers with respect to the constitution of matter. (Offered with) Supplement to the introduction to the atomic theory.

DAUBENY, Charles

Published by Printed by S. Collingwood for John Murray; John Murray, London, 1840
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I: Woodcut diagram on p. 20. Half-calf and marbled boards; with a stain affecting D3, and scattered annotations in pencil. Stamp of "Darlington & Teesdale Naturalists' Field Club" on the fly leaf, title, and dedication.II: Original printed paper wrappers with some loss to spine; mostly unopened. With the loose bookplate of Arnold W. Thackray. I: First edition. Described by Knight as "the standard English work on chemical atomism in the generation after Dalton (Neville)," it includes a letter from Dalton and one from William Prout in the appendix, as well as the atomic tables of Turner and Berzelius.II: First edition of the supplement. The preface includes a summary of Daubeny's position on reform of Oxford University's course of instruction to include the natural sciences as an integral part of the general liberal arts curriculum. A second edition incorporating both works appeared in 1850. Daubeny (1795-1867) was a British chemist and botanist, though he was also known for his study of volcanic activity. He succeeded Kidd as professor of chemistry at Oxford in 1822. Bookseller Inventory # 14916

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Title: An introduction to the atomic theory, ...

Publisher: Printed by S. Collingwood for John Murray; John Murray, London

Publication Date: 1840


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