Humphry Davy, Poet and Philosopher
1896 · New York
by Thorpe, T. E.
New York: Macmillan & Co, 1896. Hardcover. G+ (Ex-library, with usual library markings, bookplate on front inside cover, pocket and discoloration at back inside cover, perforation stamp used on illus., hinges are loosening, average edge and corner wear, still a nice volume.). Dark green cloth, gilt letters on spine and cover, 240 pp., BW plate as frontispiece. Humphry Davy (1778-1829) may indeed have been a "poet and philosopher." But history remembers him primarily as a Cornish chemist and inventor. (Inventory #: 135421)