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Roy, Colonel William
Experiments and Observations made in Britain, in Order to Obtain a Rule for Measuring Heights with the Barometer
London: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1777. First edition. Article extracted from the annual proceedings of the Royal Society, not a reprint, printed on paper with uncut edges. This publication is the first appearance of this text, which was later published as a separate book. It includes pages 653- 770 of the Royal Society's proceedings, along with two folding plates showing barometers, thirteen folding tables and a map showing the plan of the triangles made use of for obtaining the geometrical distance and altitude of Snowdon and Moel Eilio with respect to the Sea at Carnarvon, August 1775. A clean copy with some light age-toning but almost no foxing to pages or plates. No significant chips or tears, just some wear to a few of the uncut edges. Edges bound together from original volume with one table detached but in place. . First Edition. Disbound. Very Good. 8vo (26.5 cm x 21.5 cm).
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