THE COLLECTED WORKS... Edited by His Brother, John Davy..
by Davy, Sir Humphry
London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1840. 8vo. 9 vols. Complete with the half-title and 44 engraved plates (some folding and 1 a double-page). Finely bound by F. Bedford in cont. full calf, gilt ruled covers and elaborately gilt decorated spines with black calf labels and red calf inlays of volume numbers. Vol. I has been rebacked with the orig. spine strip laid down. Small (1/2") chip at head of spine of Vol. IX. Some old (circa 1900) circular library rubber stamps throughout. Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was an agricultural chemist, best remembered for his invention of the miner's safety lamp. One of the volumes reprints his treatise on fly-fishing. (Inventory #: 3795)
Early Printing, Travel, History of Printing, Science & Technology, Incunabula, Religion and Philosophy
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