Paris: Mercier, 1755. First. hardcover. Copper engraved frontispiece, 6 engraved plates, small 8vo, 390pp., contemporary mottled calf, ornately gilt spine. Paris: Le Mercier, 1755. First Edition. Near fine. near fine.
Very rare first edition of L'Abbe Poncelet's best known work. This important work on distillation is illustrated with plates of the vessel used in the various operations. Ferguson: I, 134. Poggendorff: II, 496.