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MARTIN (Benjamin). The Description and Use of a New, Portable, Table Air-Pump and Condensing Engine. With a Select Variety of Capital Experiments, which, together with different Parts of the Apparatus and Glasses, are Illustrated by upwards of Forty Copper-Plate Figures.1788

London: Printed for Messrs. Gregory and Wright, New edition, 8vo (220 x 130 mm), 40pp., engraved frontispiece of the 'New Portable Air-Pump and Condensing Engine', folding engraved plate at rear, folding plate and last few leaves a little foxed, recent cloth, printed paper label on upper cover. The main body of the text is a description of each of the 64 principal experiments which Martin carried out upon the Air-Pump, 40 of which are illustrated on the folding plate. Two editions appeared of this work, the first published in 1766 and this new edition which is far more rare, ESTC locates 4 copies (Oxford; Cambridge: Boston Athenaeum; New York Public Library).

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