London: Royal Society of London, 1844. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. viii, , 328, 28 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. A cellophane tape repair on recto and verso, upper right corner, of title page. Pages were trimmed when rebound. Very Good.
Boole's paper "On A General Method of Analysis" was a building block in the theory of linear differential equations, moving on to variable coefficients. Parsons' paper expands on his 1840 paper that identified the spiral nebulae and is illustrated with two plates (XVIII & XIX) with five illustrations . 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.