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HUNT, Robert (1807-1887)
Researches on Light. An Examination of All the Phenomena connected with the Chemical and Molecular Changes Produced by the Influence of the Solar Rays; Embracing All the Known Photographic Processes, and New Discoveries in the Art
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. [Science] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.viii; 303; [32], catalogue dated April 1844. With folding chart as frontispiece, highlighted in colour, errata slip on p.v. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, titled in gilt to spine, coated yellow endpapers, edges untrimmed. Light and occasional marking, marginal tear to first leaf of text, binding expertly repaired to spine. Shows well. Robert Hunt, F.R.S., was Secretary to the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society. His earliest contributions to science concerned photography-a subject to which he applied himself with assiduity immediately on the announcement of Daguerre's discovery in 1839. Hunt's investigations led to the discovery of several new processes, which were either described in the Philosophical Magazine or announced to the British Association. His experimental researches on the chemical activity of the highly refrangible rays of the solar spectrum, his work with the actinograph, and his study of the influence of light upon the germination of seeds and the growth of plants, formed the subject of numerous papers between 1840 and 1854. Mr. Hunt's "Researches on Light" appeared in 1844. His "Manual of Photography," which was the first general work on the subject published in this country, passed through six editions (at the time of his death) [From Nature, 3/11/1887]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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