the first to observe and elucidate the process of photosynthesis
Experiments upon Vegetables, discovering their great Power of purifying the Common Air in the Sun-shine, and of injuring it in the Shade and at Night. To which is joined, a new Method of examining the accurate Degree of Salubrity of the Atmosphere.
London, P. Elmsly and H. Payne, 1779. 8vo (202 x 135mm) pp. lxviii, 302, (18), with 1 folded engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt or...