On the Method of Determining, from the Real Probabilities of Life, the Value of a Contingent Reversion in Which Three Lives are Involved in the Survivorship. By Mr. William Morgan, Communicated by the Rev. Richard Price, D. D. F. R. S.;" "An account of a particular change of structure in the human ovarium;" "Additional Experiments and Observations Relating to the Principle of Acidity, the Decomposition of Water, and Phlogiston." (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. LXXIX (79) for the Year 1789 Part I & Part II, pp. 40-54, 71-78, 289-299)
first edition Quarter Leather
1789 · London
by Morgan, William; Price, Richard; Baillie, Matthew; Priestley, Joseph; Withering, W.; Keir, James
London: Royal Society of London, 1789. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. An actuarial paper, an article on the development of the fetus, and a piece on phlogiston theory (the belief there was an element called phlogiston that was released during combustion).
This complete volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates. iii-vi, , -138, v-vi, -333 pp. 8vo. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing and tears where call numbers have been removed. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. (Inventory #: 26554)