The First Chemical Dictionary to be Published

After the Discoveries of Lavoisier

Dictionnaire de Chimie, contenant la Théorie et la Pratique de cette Science, son Application a l'Histoire Naturelle et aux Arts.

Six folding engraved plates. cc, 448 pp.; 560 pp.; 726 pp.; 607 pp. Four vols. 8vo, cont. tree calf (tips of several corners a bit worn), flat spines richly gilt with green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Chaignieau, 1803.

First edition of the first chemical dictionary to be published after the discoveries of Lavoisier. “As a scientist Cadet is noteworthy for his part in the diffusion and popularization of the new Chemistry rather than for any specific discovery. His most important work, the four-volume Dictionnaire de Chimie, published in 1803 and dedicated to Fourcroy, replaced the old chemical dictionary of Macquer. Cadet’s Dictionnaire clearly elucidated the revolutionary changes that had occurred in chemistry and in chemical nomenclature.”–D.S.B., III, p. 6.

Cadet (1769-1821), was the natural son of Louis XV and Marie-Thérèse Boisselet.

A very nice set. Signature of D’Hargevillier(?) on titles. The plates depict chemical apparatus.

❧ Cole 227. Neville, I, p. 233.

Price: $1,850.00

Item ID: 3186

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