Paris: Didot, 1773. hardcover. 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. very good.
"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.