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Sturgeon, William.
A Course of Twelve Elementary Lectures on Galvanism
London: Published by Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper 1843. Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864) was an American chemist, professor of science at Yale College, and the first person to distill petroleum in the U.S. Silliman also founded the oldest continuously published scientific journal in America, American Journal of Science. In 1804, he lectured on chemistry at Yale and was the first person to ever do so. After traveling to New Haven, Silliman studied geology and made an analysis of a meteorite that fell near Weston, Connecticut; he then published the first scientific account of an American meteorite. While in New Haven, he discovered some of the constituent elements of many minerals, including tungsten and topaz. Silliman was owner of a meteorite that fell in Fairfield County, which remains in the Yale's Weston Peabody Museum today. Throughout his life, he opposed slavery, was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and one of the corporate members of the National Academy of Sciences. .[xii], 231, [1, blank], [+4, publisher's ads] pp. Steel-engraved frontispiece. 103 wood engraved figures in text, the last of which is misnumbered "203." Original ribbed cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Gilt lettered spine. Cloth is soiled and worn with some fading. Binding has been neatly repaired with association inscriptions preserved. Benjamin Silliman's pencil inscription on front end pastedown: "Rec. October 5, 1844 / Read and carefully looked through October 17th -- This little book is replete with valuable information conveyed in a correct and lucid style. / B.S. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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