"This reprint contains the important contributions of Humphry Davy on the properties and nature of 'muriatic acid' and 'oxymuriatic acid', which led to the re-adoption of Scheele's view of the relation in which these bodies stand to each other as against that advanced by Bertholet."--Editor's pref.
"The brilliant chemist's travels and last days in his words." "A series of dialogues on philosophical and scientific topics which includes a short account of a spirit journey, conducted by a Genius, to Saturn, and a description of the non-human intelligent beings inhabiting it. An important, albeit brief, contribution to the evolution of the non- human alien in science fiction."--Locke, Voyages in Space 58. "Mostly essay material on philosophy of science, religion, and popular science, but with short science-fiction episode. An interesting parental exercise, with many remarkable strokes of imagination." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 552. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 64. Bleiler (1978), p. 57."--abebooks website.