1865 A Course of Six lectures on the Chemical History of a Candle
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Early Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
Stamps to the half-title, title page and first text leaf 'Library of Sir Hiram S Maxim'. Second stamp to the verso of title page 'From the library of the Rationalist Press Association Ltd "Let Us Reason Together"'.
Therefore, from the library of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, an American-British inventor. Maxim is best known for creating the first automatic machine gun.
Illustrated with many in-text illustrations throughout.
This series of six lectures was first delivered as a part of a series of Christmas lectures for young people which was founded by Faraday in 1825. They were first printed in 1861 and therefore this is the second edition.
Faraday describes the different zones of combustion in the candle flame and the presence of carbon particles in the luminescent zone.
In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of spine, with some rubbing. Internally,firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional light spots to pages.
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