Numerous illus. in the text. x, 305 pp., 1 leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. half-calf & marbled boards (nicely rebacked & corners repaired). Braunschweig: F. Vieweg & Son, 1857.
First edition. “Bunsen compiled his research on the phenomena of gases into his only book, Gasometrische Methoden (1857). This work brought gas analysis to a level of accuracy and simplicity reached earlier by gravimetric and titrimetric techniques. Dividing the book into six parts, Bunsen presented methods of collecting, preserving, and measuring gases; techniques of eudiometric analysis; new processes for determining the specific gravities of gases; results of investigations on the absorption of gases in water and alcohol using an absorptiometer he himself devised; and results of experiments on gaseous diffusion and combustion.”–D.S.B., II, p. 588.
A very clean copy of a book that is often foxed.
❧ Partington, IV, p. 286. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 33–(1st English edition of the same year).
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