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Title: Experiments to determine the Force of fired Gunpowder.
Description: 1797, First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to, from Phil. Trans. 1797, p222-292, 3 tables, 2 fldg plates including one of a cannon. (Preceded by 3p 'On the action of nitre upon gold & platina' by Smithson Tennant). Neatly rebound at some time in cloth, gilt lettering on spine, by Henry Sotheran. Sl browning to first page & plates, red edges. DNB: Count Rumford founded the Royal Institution in 1799. He made mechanical inventions with a view to ameliorating domestic life, and was the first to determine that 'heat is a mode of motion', after observing 'the immense amount of heat generated when cannon were bored'.


Price: GBP 750.00 = appr. US$ 1070.99 Seller: A G Cram Rare Books
- Book number: 001531

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