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Philosophie chimique, ou vérités fondamentales de la chimie moderne, disposées dans un nouvel ordre par . Seconde édition.

FOURCROY, Antoine François de, comte.

Published by Paris, chez Du Pont Imprimeur-Libraire, l'an III de la République (1794-1795)., 1795
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8°, contemporary speckled calf (scuffed), smooth spine in seven compartments with gilt bands and ornaments (short tear at head, spine label missing), marbled endleaves, text block edges speckled blue-green. Title-page wood engraving of an angel wearing a Phrygian cap and bearing a banner inscribed, "République Française." Wood engraving on final page of fasces and a glowing eye. A few minor marginal stains. Overall in good condition. Signed by the author for authentication on the verso of the title page. 174 pp. *** Second separate edition of a work that first appeared in the Encyclopédie méthodique, volume II, Paris, 1792, and in the same year was printed separately. It became extremely popular as a summary of antiphlogistic chemistry, and was translated into 11 languages. Fourcroy's Principes de chimie, Paris 1787, was the first textbook written entirely according to antiphlogistic theory.*** Duveen 225. Ferguson I, 287. National Library of Medicine, Eighteenth-Century STC p. 153. Wellcome III, 48. Dictionary of Scientific Biography V, 89-93. Bookseller Inventory # 21480

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Title: Philosophie chimique, ou vérités ...

Publisher: Paris, chez Du Pont Imprimeur-Libraire, l'an III de la République (1794-1795).

Publication Date: 1795

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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