Opuscules Chymiques et Physiques...recueillis, revus et augmentés par lui-meme.

Traduits par M. De Morveau, Avec des Notes. Four folding engraved plates & one folding printed table. 8 p.l., xxxi, [1], 446 pp., 1 leaf; 2 p.l., xvi, 525, [1] pp., 1 leaf of errata. Two vols. 8vo, cont. mottled calf (neat repairs to spines & tips of corners), spines gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spines. Dijon: L.N. Frantin, 1780-85.

First edition in French of the first two volumes of the Opuscula Physica et Chemica by Bergman (1735-84), the famous Swedish chemist. The translation was made by Guyton de Morveau (but according to Partington it was done by Mme. Picardet, supervised by Guyton), with the approval of Bergman who supplied a large number of corrections and additions, appearing here for the first time. Guyton himself added an introduction to each volume and a great number of long and valuable notes. When Bergman died, Guyton discontinued the translation.

Very good set. Bookplates of Thomas Hun.

❧ Cole 104. Duveen, pp. 66-67. Partington, III, p. 183–(calling the second volume “very rare”).

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 2481

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