Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air, and Other Branches of Natural Philosophy, connected with the Subject. In three volumes, being the former six volumes abridged and methodized, with many additions.

  • Priestley, Joseph
  • Birmingham: Printed by Thomas Pearson 1790
  • ESTC T33831.


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3 vols., 8vo, pp. li, [i], 411, [1] + folding frontispiece; viii, 472; viii, 574, [6, ads] + 8 folding plates. Untrimmed and vol. 3 partially unopened in modern half calf, marbled boards, spines divided by double gilt rules, gilt-lettered direct. Some spotting and soiling, title-pages toned, a few plates with short splits at folds. Small oval ownership stamp to title-pages and final leaves, its contents rubbed out.


An updated and condensed version of Priestley's masterwork, initially published across six volumes between 1774 and 1786, describing amongst many other discoveries his isolation of oxygen as 'dephlogisticated air'.

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