Item #81005 CONSOLATIONS IN TRAVEL, OR THE LAST DAYS OF A PHILOSOPHER, WITH A SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE, AND NOTES BY JACOB GREEN. Humphrey Davy, Sir.
CONSOLATIONS IN TRAVEL, OR THE LAST DAYS OF A PHILOSOPHER, WITH A SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE, AND NOTES BY JACOB GREEN
CONSOLATIONS IN TRAVEL, OR THE LAST DAYS OF A PHILOSOPHER, WITH A SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE, AND NOTES BY JACOB GREEN
CONSOLATIONS IN TRAVEL, OR THE LAST DAYS OF A PHILOSOPHER, WITH A SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE, AND NOTES BY JACOB GREEN

CONSOLATIONS IN TRAVEL, OR THE LAST DAYS OF A PHILOSOPHER, WITH A SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE, AND NOTES BY JACOB GREEN

Philadelphia, PA: John Grigg, 1830. FIRST U.S. EDITION. Hardcover. First US edition. 16mo. Original russet cloth with printed paper boards, and partially rubbed paper label. 252pp .. Lightly browned throughout. Davy was a famous chemist and scientist. He spent the last months of his life writing Consolations in Travel, an immensely popular, somewhat freeform compendium of poetry, thoughts on science and philosophy. Published posthumously, the work became a staple of both scientific and family libraries for several decades afterward. Inked notes: "No 43 of the Library of G.L. Sloane", with an 1835 date. Good. Item #81005

"...Oxygen, in its elastic state, has properties which are very characteristic; it givesout light by compression, which is not certianly known to be the case with any other elastic fluid, except those with which oxygen has entered without undergoing combustion; and from the fire it produces in certain processes, and from the manner in which it is separated by positive electricity in the gaseous state from its combinations, it is not easy to avoid the supposition, that it contains, beside its ponderable elements, some very subtile matter which is capable of assuming the form of heat and light..(pp. 186-7).

Price: $150.00 save 7% $139.50

See all items by ,