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    Ten Various Nineteenth Century Astronomical and Scientific Texts, the majority from Philosophical Transactions, including the work of Peter Barlow, David Brewster, Samuel Hunter Christie, Humphry Davy, James Ivory, and John William Lubbock. Disbound quarto sections in oversized wrappers. Most stapled, some uncut, with a few trimmed. Some illustrated with plates, a few of which are folding. Edges somewhat toned with light rippling to pages. Light offsetting of plates. An interesting collection of writings. All in very good condition. (Detailed list at

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    Peter Barlow. On the Probable Electric Origin of all the Phenomena of Terrestrial Magnetism, with an Illustrative Experiment. Read January, 1831. 99-108 pages. [and:] David Brewster. On the Phenomena and Laws of Elliptic Polarization, as Exhibited in the Action of Metals upon Light. Read April 22, 1830. 287-326 pages, with one plate. [and:] Samuel Hunter Christie. On Improvements in the Instruments and Methods Employed in Determining the Direction and Intensity of the Terrestrial Magnetic Force. London: Richard Taylor, 1833. 343-358 pages. [and:]Samuel Hunter Christie. On the Laws According to Which Masses of Iron Influence Magnetic Needles. From the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. Cambridge: J. Smith, Printer to the University, 1821. [1]-27 pages with one plate at rear. [and:] Samuel Hunter Christie. On the Mutual Action of the Particles of Magnetic Bodies, and on the Law of Variation of the Magnetic Forces Generated at Different Distances During Rotation. Read February 15 and 22, 1826. 71-121 pages. [and:] Humphry Davy. Some Observations and Experiments on the Papyri found in the Ruins of Herculaneum. Read March 15, 1821. 191-208 pages, with eight plates at rear. [and:] James Ivory. On the Development of the Disturbing Function, Upon Which Depend the Inequalities of the Motions of the Planets, Caused by Their Mutual Attraction. Read June 20, 1833. 559-592 pages. [and:] James Ivory. On the Theory of the Perturbations of the Planets. Read January 19, 1832. 195-228 pages. [and:] John William Lubbock. On the Theory of the Moon. Read December 12, 1833. 123-141 pages.

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