Chymie Expérimentale et Raisonnée.
Frontis. port. of the author in Vol. I, different engraved vignette on each title, & 12 folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., clx, 482 pp.; 2 p.l., 671 pp.; 2 p.l., 704 pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. Spanish (?) tree sheep (some foxing throughout, occasionally heavy; two tears in L6 of Vol. 3 unprofessionally repaired & partially obscuring some letters), brown & green morocco labels on spines. Paris: P.F. Didot, 1773.
First edition, Cole’s edition B, the “inferior” edition with the portrait and the title vignettes reversed and unsigned. “One of the very latest and at the same time the best... More