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60 pages. 4to, old plain wrappers; first and last leaves browned. Paris, 1812. A paper read at a meeting of the Institut Imperial de France, on the water content, specific gravity, heat of combustion etc. of wood. By the indefatigable American-born inventor, who served as military commander of the elector of Bavaria and is known for contributions as diverse as the drip coffee pot, the photometer, and the Rumford lamp. "He attempted measurements [of calorific value] over a period of.....
London: Macmillan, 1902. 601pp. Thick 8vo, blue cloth. London: Macmillan, 1902. Very good. Lectures and addresses on Robert Boyle, Joseph Priestly and many other figures in modern chemistry as well as on developments in the field during the 19th century. Best known for his textbooks and histories of chemistry, Thorpe was also "an important figure in inorganic chemical research." DSB 13 389.
79 pages (pp. 87-165) IN: Archiv fur Anatomie, Physiologie und Wissenschaftliche Medicin, 1867, no. 1. 8vo, original printed wrappers (spine re-backed). Leipzig, 1867. First Edition. Whole issue offered entire. Employing for the first time, copper ferrocyanide as a semi-permeable membrane Traube investigated osmosis and the permeability of membranes. GM 692.
Nunich: CHemie. Hrsgbn. von A. Stoll. Frontispiece portrait in color, 32 plates. 452pp., tall 8vo, burgundy cloth. (Munich): Verlag Chemie, (ca. 1949). Very good (+). Fine autobiography of the German chemist and 1915 Nobel prize winner, known for his researches on complex organic substances, especially on the coloring matter in plants and on enzymes.
4 pp. FROM: Annales Chemiques et Physiques, vol. 37, pp. 330-34. 8vo, black wrappers. Paris, 1828. First Edition in French. The synthetic preparation of urea was the first occasion that an organic compound has been built up from inorganic materials. This research led eventually to the brilliant results in synthesizing other organic compounds. GM 671.