Braunschweig: Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn. .1857
8vo, pp. x, 305, 1 leaf. With the half-title, final leaf of errata, and 60 woodcuts in the text. Old library stamp on title, otherwise a very clean copy of a book that is often foxed. Contemporary German half calf, nicely rebacked and corners repaired, marbled paper sides, red edges.
FIRST EDITION of this classic work in gasometry by the inventor of the Bunsen burner. It describes the new methods of gas analysis devised by Bunsen using the straight-line eudiometer over mercury, and solid absorbents in the form of small spheres on the ends of platinum wires. This was his only book. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 33. Partington IV, p. 286.