JF Ptak Science Books
The Journal of Science and the Arts, edited at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Published in London, printed for John Murray, and published quarterly. Volume 1. 1817. (7), iv, 328pp, 8 plates (including 2 folding). The volume is imprinted "Brande's Journal", after the editor William Thomas Brande. Good copy, bound in half calf. $300
Includes the following papers of interest:
- Davy, Humphrey. "On the Wire-gauze Safe-lamps for preventing Explosions from Fire-damp, and for giving light in explosive atmospheres in Coal Mines", pp 1-5
- Davy, Humphrey. "On Aqua-regia, or Nitro-muriatic Acid", pp 67-69
- Davy, Humphrey. On the Analogies between the undecomponnded Substances, and on the Constitution of Acids.
- Davy, Humphrey. On the Prussic Basis and Acid
- [Davy, Humphrey] "A Letter on the Practical Application of the Wire-gauze Safe-lamp, from John Buddle..."Pp 302-05
- Babbage, Charles. "Demonstrations of some of Dr. M. Stewart's General Theorems, to which is added, an account of some new properties of the Circle", pp 6-23 Stewart, Matthew (1746), Some General Theorems of Considerable Use in the Higher Parts of Mathematics, Edinburgh: Sands, Murray and Cochran "Proposition II"
- Pepys, W.H. (and relation to the diarist, and VP Royal Institution) "Description of a new Construction of the voltaic Apparatus", pp 193-5.
- Brande, William Thomas. Observations on the Application of Coal Gas to the Purposes of Illumination. [Berzelius] Review of a Work entitled " An Attempt to establish a pure scientific System of Mineralogy, by the Application of the Electrochymical Theory and the Chymictd Proportions. By J. Jacob Berzelius, M. B. F. R. S. Professor of Chymistry at Stockholm. Translated from the Swedish Original by John Black Allan, Thomas. Review of a Work entitled " Mineralogical Nomenclature alphabetically arranged, with synoptic Tables of the Chymical Analyses of Minerals.