Elemens de Chymie-Pratique contenant la Description des Opérations fondamentales de la Chymie, avec des Explications & des Remarques sur chaque Opération.

2 p.l., xii, [8], 458 (i.e. 438) pp.; 8 p.l., 468 pp. Two vols. 12mo, cont. mottled sheep (a few gatherings lightly browned), spines gilt with red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: J.T. Herissant, 1751.


—. Elemens de Chymie Theorique.

Four folding engraved plates. xx (i.e. xviii), [2], 263, [17] pp. 12mo, binding as above. Paris: J.T. Herissant, 1751.

Reprints of the first editions (1751 and 1749 respectively) of the two works which together formed a complete course of practical chemistry for beginners. They superseded the textbooks of Lemery and Senac.

Nice set. Paper flaw in S2 of Vol. I without loss, also in lower margin of Kk6, and in Kk1 where the corner of the sheet is missing with loss of some 20 words or parts of words.

❧ Cole 882 (the Pratique). Cole does not list this reprint of the Theorique, but this copy is almost certainly the copy in “a private collection in England” noted in 884. Neville, II, pp. 119 & 120 respectively (also in matching bindings and describing both as very rare).

Price: $750.00

Item ID: 2393

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