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Ingenhousz (John) Experiments upon Vegetables, Discovering their Great Power of Purifying the Common Air in the Sun-shine, and of Injuring it in the Shade and at Night, first English edition, folding engraved plate at end after index, slightly foxed and browned, contemporary calf-backed boards, joints weak, extensively rubbed, small tear in board at head, spine worn and split, [Garrison & Morton 103; Grolier 55; Henrey 866; Norman 1141], 8vo, P. Elmsly and H. Payhne, 1779.

⁂ "Ingen-Housz showed that the green parts of plants, when exposed to light, fix the free carbon dioxide of the atmosphere, but that in darkness plants have no such power. Thus he proved that animal life is dependent ultimately on plant life, a discovery of fundamental importance in the economy of the world of living things." - Garrison & Morton.

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Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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