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Lot 449
DAVY (HUMPHRY) Practical Hints on the Application of Wire-Gauze to Lamps, for Preventing Explosions in Coal Mines, Newcastle, 1817
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DAVY (HUMPHRY)
Practical Hints on the Application of Wire-Gauze to Lamps, for Preventing Explosions in Coal Mines... From the Journal of the Royal Institution, one engraved plate, AUTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR ("Humphry Davy... May 19. 1808") on piece of Royal Society apartments headed paper pasted inside upper cover, library stamp on recto of title, modern half morocco, 8vo, W. Bulmer... Re-printed, by J. & R. Akenhead, Sandhill, Newcastle, 1817

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  • Scarce Newcastle issue, no copies recorded on COPAC, of Davy's report on his celebrated safety lamp, the London printing having appeared in the previous year.
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