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On New Compounds of Carbon and Hydrogen, and on Certain Other Products Obtained during the Decomposition of Oil by Heat" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 115, pp. 440-466)
Royal Society of London, 1825. London: Royal Society of London, 1825. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good. Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was an important English scientist who specialized in the areas of Chemistry and Physics. This paper is the his first report of his discovery of what he called "bicaburet of hydrogen" later known as benzene. Benzene is an organic compound that occurs naturally in crude oil, providing a building block for petrochemicals. This full volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates. iv, [i], v, [1], 585, 9, [8], 29 [plates], 26 pp. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Meteorological Journal of the year 1824 in 26 pp bound in at rear. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
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