|Title||Illustrations produced for the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volumes 117-120|
|Description||Plates intended for publication in various papers published in volumes 117-120 of Philosophical Transactions. The plates have been removed from their associated manuscripts. Published plates were engraved by the Basire family.|
Papers from volume 117 that correspond to the plates include:
'On the relative powers of various metallic substances as conductors of electricity' by William Snow Harris;
'On the structure and use of the submaxillary odoriferous gland in the genus crocodilus' by Thomas Bell;
'On the change in the plumage of some hen-pheasants' by William Yarrell;
'On the effects produced upon the air cells of the lungs when the pulmonary circulation is too much encreased' by Everard Home; and
'On the ultimate composition of simple alimentary substances; with some preliminary remarks on the analysis of organized bodies in general' by William Prout.
Papers from volume 118 that correspond to the plates include:
'On the resistance of fluids to bodies passing through them' by James Walker.
Papers from volume 119 that correspond to the plates include:
'On the nerves of the face; being a second paper on that subject' by Charles Bell.
Papers from volume 120 that correspond to the plates include:
'On the phenomena and laws of elliptic polarization, as exhibited in the action of metals upon light' by David Brewster; and
'A report on the stomach of the zariffa' by Everard Home.
|Physical description||Diagrams and paintings on paper|
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