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Weather.- Dalton (John) [A collection of seven papers on meteorology, physics and chemistry], comprising 1. Observations on the Barometer, Thermometer and Rain, at Manchester: From 1794 to 1818 inclusive, 1818; 2. Observations in Meteorology, Particularly with Regard to the Dew-Point, or Quantity of Vapour in the Atmosphere, 1821; 3. Experiments and Observations to determine whether the Quantity of Rain and Dew is equal to the Quantity of Water carried off by the River, engraved hand-coloured map, 1799; 4. Experiments and Observations on the Power of Fluids to conduct Heat, 1799; 5. Experiments on the Velocity of Air Issuing out of a Vessel in Different Circumstances, with the Description of an Instrument to measure the Force of the Blast in Bellows etc., engraved plate, 1800; 6. Experiments and Observations on Phosphoric Acid, 1813; 7. Experiments and Observations on the Combination of Carbonic Acid and Ammonia, 1813, together 7 works in 1 vol., extracted from Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, and others., plates with 'Liverpool Library' ink stamps, library cloth, 8vo.

⁂ A good set of papers in first edition including those expressing Dalton's Law (i.e. that in a mixture of gases every gas acts independently).

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Weather.- Dalton (John) [A collection of seven papers

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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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