The Annals of Philosophy, printed in London for Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy; New Series, Vol VIII, July to December, 1824. 8vo, vii, 480pp; 5 plates, including two folding, one being a hand colored map of part of the Isle of Wight.
Bound in half-calf with pebbled boards, raised bands, red leather title label; some scuffing here and there, but overall a Very Good copy. Bookplates from the University Library of Edinburgh, Chemical Library, over which there is a small 1-inch oval “cancelled” stamp; there are no other markings in the volume. $200
There are some very big names here writing on a wide variety of subjects, including: Herschel, Gay-Lussac, Ampere, Becquerel, Davy, Prout, Berzelius, and numerous others.
Some of the most interesting papers include:
Herschel, J.F.W. “Mr. Herschel on certain Motions produced in Fluid Conductors when transmitting the Electric Current”, pp 170-176; AND "Mr.Herschel on certain Motions produced in Fluid Conductors when transmitting the Electric Current (concluded)”, pp 271-286. This was first published earlier in this same year in the Philosophical Transactions.
Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis. “M. Gay-Lussac on the Assay of Chloride of Lime. (With a Plate.) “, pp. 218 -226. This is an interesting work in that Gay-Lussac was on a leading panel to discuss the wide-ranging applications of lightning conductors to all large churches in France after it was established in 1822 that a national effort needed to be made to protect large structures. AND WITH “M. Gay-Lussac on Conductors of Lightning. (With a Plate.) 427-439. Ampere, Andre-Marie. “MM. Ampere and Dulong on M. Rousseau's New Method of measuring the Power of Bodies to conduct Electricity”, pp 39-42;
Becquerel, Antoine. “M. Bequerel on the Electro-motive Actions produced by the Contact of Metals with Liquids”, pp 42-45;
Powell, Baden. “Mr. Powell's Remarks on Solar Light and Heat”, pp 81-94; AND “Mr. Powell's Remarks on Solar Light and Heat (continued) 287-294;
Davy, Humphrey. “Sir H. Davy on the Corrosion of Copper Sheetmg by Sea Water”, pp 94-99; AND “Dr. Bostock on the Applicability of Sir H. Davy's Discovery to Copper Vessels employed for Culinary Purposes”, 176-180;
Prout, William. “Dr. Prout on the Nature of the Acid and Saline Matters in Animals” 117-119;
Berzelius, Jons Jakob. “M. Berzelius on the Decomposition of Silica “, pp 121-123 (this is an English appearance , truncated, of the announcing article where Berzelius “isolates sillicon and zirconium, the latter following many unsuccessful attempts by others. Berzelius succeeds in the zirconium isolation by heating a mixture of potassium and potassium flouride in an iron tube protected by a platinum crucible”--C Parkinson, Breakthroughs, , p. 276) AND WITH “Distinction of Positive and Negative Electricity” via taste! A short note on p 236; AND WITH “M. Berzelius on Fluoric Acid” pp 330-342; AND WITH “M. Berzelius on the Combinations of Acetic Acid with Peroxide of Copper”, pp 188-202;