Manuel d'un cours de chimie, ou série des expériences et des démonstrations qui doivent composer un cours complet sur cette Science


Published by Paris: Bernard, 1799, 1799
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Title: Manuel d'un cours de chimie, ou série des ...

Publisher: Paris: Bernard, 1799

Publication Date: 1799

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition


2 vols. FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Contemp. mottled calf, spines with contrasting labels and gilt. xl, (2, folding table marked xl on recto), (2, 'Caractéres adoptés par les chimistes Francais'), 367, (1, blank), 7(; (4), 588, (2, errata & decree concerning counterfeits) pp. Fifteen engraved plates. Early owner's signatures on free endpaper dated "an 7 eme 1799". Ends of spine of vol. one and top of vol. two a bit chipped; a very good set. Bouillon-Lagrange (1764-1844) was assistant to Fourcroy (1755-1809) from 1788, and later was professor in the École Pharmacie, Paris. His popular two-volume chemistry is a summary in sixty lectures of Fourcroy's course at the l'École Polytechnique. "The lessons cover analysis and synthesis, chemical attraction, light, caloric, gases, combustibles., acids, earths, alkalies, salts, metals., vegetable substances and animal substances. The author has indicated the experiments and demonstrations performed during the course." (Cole, 'Chem. lit. 1700-1860', no.183). Translations into English (1800) and German (1801-1803) and five French editions (5th edition, 1812) appeared. Bolton I.598. Smith Coll., p.65. Partington III. 107-108. Poggendorff I.255. Bookseller Inventory # 000153

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