JF Ptak Science Books
"H.T. Colebrooke. "On the Height of the Dhawalagiri, the White Mountain of the Himalaya", pp 240-9, with an accompanying map, (9x7", "Reduced Copy of a Part of Captain B. Blake's Survey of the Province of Goorukpoot during 1812, 13, 14, & 1815 including the Positiion of the Mountain Dhawalagiri and four other very remarkable peaks of the Himalaya Range" , in The Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, and the Arts, edited at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, published by John Murray for the Royal Institution, London, 1821 volume XI, pp.240-9, contained in the volume of 431pp, with 6 plates, including three folding (including two maps). Bound in half-calf with calf tips, and marbled boards. $250 Condition: nice copy, though the spine is somewhat scuffed. Good copy.
"The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is bounded on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri River and on the southeast by Myagdi Khola. Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) above sea level. It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition.”--Wiki
- James D. Maycock, Geological Description of Barbadoes, pp 10-20. With a colored map.
- Captian Veetch, "Account of the Remains of a Mammoth", pp 20-26, with an engraved plate.
- Analysis of A System of Chemistry, by Thomas Thomson, a very long review from pp 119-172.
- William Olbers, "An Essay on the easiest and most convenient Method of calculating the Orbit of a Comet from Observations", pp 177-182.
- M. Biot, "On the Magnetism impressed on Metals by Electricity in Motion", pp 281-290.
- J.F. Daniell, "On a New Pyrometer", pp 309-320.