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THE COLLECTED WORKS. Edited by His Brother, John Davy.
Smith, Elder and Co 1839-1840, London - Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was an agricultural chemist, best remembered for his invention of the minerís safety lamp. One of the volumes reprints his treatise on fly-fishing. 8vo. 9 vols. Complete with the half-title and 44 engraved plates (some folding and 1 a double-page). Finely bound by F. Bedford in cont. full calf, gilt ruled covers and elaborately gilt decorated spines with black calf labels and red calf inlays of volume numbers. Vol. I has been rebacked with the orig. spine strip laid down. Small (1/2î) chip at head of spine of Vol. IX. Some old (circa 1900) circular library rubber stamps throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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