History and present state of discovery..

Title: 
History and present state of discovery relating to vision, light and colors
Author: 
Joseph Priestley
Publication Date: 
1772

English chemist Joseph Priestley was the first person to isolate a number of gases, including oxygen. His first major science publication was The History and Present State of Electricity (1767), which gained him admission to the Royal Society; it was followed by The History and Present State of Discoveries Relating to Vision, Light and Colours (1772) which this copy is a first edition. In this volume Priestly pays careful attention to the history of optics and presented explanations of early optics experiments.

Ex Libris: 
John F. Fulton
Adopted by: 
Dr. Mary Schley