Principles of Modern Chemistry, Systematically Arranged...Translated from the German; with Notes and Additions, concerning later Discoveries, by the Translator, and some Necessary Tables. Friedrich Albrecht Carl GREN.
Principles of Modern Chemistry, Systematically Arranged...Translated from the German; with Notes and Additions, concerning later Discoveries, by the Translator, and some Necessary Tables.
Principles of Modern Chemistry, Systematically Arranged...Translated from the German; with Notes and Additions, concerning later Discoveries, by the Translator, and some Necessary Tables.

Principles of Modern Chemistry, Systematically Arranged...Translated from the German; with Notes and Additions, concerning later Discoveries, by the Translator, and some Necessary Tables.

Seven engraved plates (one double-page). 1 p.l., xvii, [1], 448, 1 leaf, 6 leaves of explanatory text; 1 p.l., iv, [1], 498 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. tree calf (short crack at top of one joint, minor foxing), flat spines gilt with red & green morocco labels. London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1800.

First edition in English of Gren’s Grundriss der Chemie with additions and notes by the translator (Dr. Gruber...). Although the author had his own eclectic theory of chemistry he has followed the antiphlogistic system in this work.”–Cole 554. The text also describes glass- and ceramic-making techniques, dyeing, brewing, etc.

Gren (1760-98), founder of the Journal der Physik, Germany’s most exciting scientific journal, slowly adopted Lavoisier’s theories, which helped prepare the way for the ultimate acceptance of the Frenchman’s ideas in Germany.

Nice set.

❧ D.S.B., V, pp. 531-33. Duveen, p. 268. Neville, I, p. 548. Partington, III, pp. 575-77.

Price: $1,350.00

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