Instruction sur l'Essai des Matières d'Argent par la Voie humide. Publiée par la Commission des Monnais et Médailles.

Six large folding engraved plates of apparatus. 88 pp. 4to, orig. blue wrappers, uncut & largely unopened. Paris: l’Imprimerie Royale, 1832.

First edition. With this work Gay-Lussac made a major contribution to chemical analysis. It contains a detailed description of his precipitation titration method for the quantitative determination of silver, which completely displaced the centuries old method of cupellation.

Very good copy.

❧ Cole 509. Neville I, p. 504–“One of the most important books published by Gay-Lussac.” Darmstaedter, Handbuch, p. 386.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 2214

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