London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, , -312, 16,  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. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
John Herschel (1792-1871) invented this form of photographic reproduction as a way to capture data that was beyond the limits of human vision. Although known in the scientific community, cyanotype photography did not come into commercial use until after Herschel's death when it was capitalized on commercially by the creation of the "blueprint" for architectural plans.
Also contains William Bowman's "On the Structure and Use of the Malpighian Bodies of the Kidney, With Observations on the Circulation Through That Gland" (pp. 57-80) and J. Frederic Daniell's: "Sixth Letter on Voltaic Combinations" (pp. 137-155).