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A Philatelic Ramble through Chemistry (signed by author)

Heilbronner, Edgar; Miller, Foil A.

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ISBN 10: 3906390179 / ISBN 13: 9783906390178
Published by U.S.A.: Wiley-VCH, 1998
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine hardback copyright 1998; first edition SIGNED BY AUTHOR, Foil A. Miller, on title page (see photo); VG+ in VG+ dj; a gorgeous copy of this scarce volume; 268 spotless, glossy pages B31. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18857468169

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Title: A Philatelic Ramble through Chemistry (...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Wiley-VCH

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is not a history of chemistry which uses stamps instead of the usual illustrations, but a collection of short essays and comments on such chemistry as can be found on postage stamps and other philatelic items. In other words, the choice of topics is dictated by the philatelic material available, with the necessary consequence that important parts of chemical history will be missing for the simple reason that they have not found their way onto postage stamps. Thus, the reader may find detailed comments on lesser known chemists, such as Wilhelm August Lampadius who has been honoured with two stamps by the German Post Office, but hardly anything on such luminaries as Robert Bunsen, who have not been deemed worthy of a commemorative issue.

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"This is a gem of a book. [...] I recommend it to all those to whom chemistry means more than an academic discipline, but a multifaceted part of human culture, as Heilbronner and Miller so beautifully demonstrated."
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews

"The creation of an exceptional book must be driven not only by knowledge but also by passion. This book by two chemists, Heilbronner and Miller, is clearly the product of a love for the world of postage stamps as well for chemistry in its widest sense."
—Advanced Materials

"It is the kind of book published only once in a generation. I can whole-heartedly recommend it to any chemist and even to non-chemists who enjoy art."

"As a history of chemistry this book would be worth reading. As a compendium of stamps with chemical themes it is a must for chemist stamp collectors. Combine the two and you have a book for all chemist."
—Chemistry in Britain

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