Chymie Experimentale et Raisonnee.
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1773
Description: Volumes 1 & 2 only (of 3). Frontispiece portrait in first volume & fine vignettes on both title pages. Illustrated with 10 interesting folding copperplates depicting various scientific equipment. [iv], clx, 482; [iv], 671pp. 8vo, bound in contemporary mottled calf with gilt backs; marbled endpapers and page edges (leather is well-rubbed and worn at extremities but still tight; scattered foxing and light occasional penciling in margins). Paris: P.F. Didot, 1773. First edition. Very good condition, but lacking the final volume.
Comments: "One of the latest and at the same time the best text books based on the Phlogiston theory by one of the most distinguished eighteenth century French chemists." -Duveen, 53; Wellcome II, 118.Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Book ID: 162569