Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 137

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
DALTON, JOHN. Meteorological Observations and Essays. xvi, 208 pages. 8vo, 215x135 mm, 19th-century sheep gilt, worn; minor marginal spotting and soiling at beginning and end. London: W. Richardson et al., 1793

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first edition, first issue, priced "Four Shillings" on title, without "T. Ostell" in imprint. "Dalton's first book includes his ideas on evaporation, which contained the seeds of his later chemical atomic theory. In the appendix to his treatise Dalton provided the first statement of what is now known as Dalton's Law of partial pressures: that in a mixture of gases, every gas acts as an independent entity"--Norman 574. Neville I, 321-22.