MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR HUMPHRY DAVY, BART., L.L.D., F.R.S., FOREIGN ASSOCIATE OF THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE, ETC. SIR HUMPHRY DAVY, John Davy.

MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR HUMPHRY DAVY, BART., L.L.D., F.R.S., FOREIGN ASSOCIATE OF THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE, ETC.

London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1839. First edition. 8vo., viii, 475 pp., frontispiece, illustrated, includes folded facsimile of a letter. Cloth. Spine ends slightly chipped and frayed, lightly rubbed, occasional foxing; else very good. Item #27673

Vol. I of the nine volume collected works of Sir Humphry Davy, constituting the complete biography by his brother, John Davy.

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), English chemist; President of the Royal Society, 1820; made many important chemical discoveries. He assisted Thomas Wedgwood in his experiments with light upon silver and described them in the Journal of the Royal Institution (1802); in the same year he discovered that silver chloride gave better results than silver nitrate in the preparation of a sensitive surface.

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