Dictionnaire de Chimie...traduit de l’Allemand, avec des Notes, par E.J.B. Bouillon-Lagrange…et par H.A. Vogel.

Engraved frontis. port. & 8 engraved plates. Four vols. 8vo, cont. sheep-backed marbled boards (some foxing, upper joint of Vol. IV cracked & head of spine worn, very slight chips to heads of two other spines). Paris: Klostermann fils, 1810-10-11-11.

First edition in French of the first German chemical dictionary, originally published in Berlin in 1807–10. “Klaproth was the foremost supporter of Lavoisier’s antiphlogistic theory in Germany, and in addition to his classic researches in analytical chemistry, he wrote an excellent chemical dictionary…The translators added valuable notes and state in their preface that all the important advances in chemistry since the beginnings of the science have been included. Detailed quantitative analytical data on chemical compounds and minerals, as well as the latest theories, are presented.”–Neville, I, 732.

A very good set from the library of Franz Sondheimer with bookplate.

❧ Cole 729. Duveen, p. 325.

Price: $1,250.00

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