Six folding engraved plates. cc, 448 pp.; 560 pp.; 726 pp.; 607 pp. Four vols. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers (a little worn, dampstain on first few leaves & in fore-edge margin of last few leaves of Vol. III), uncut. 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 clean unpressed set. The plates depict chemical apparatus.
❧ Cole 227. Neville, I, p. 233.
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