12mo. vii, [ii], 10-240 pp. Numerous text illustrations. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt spine label, hinges tender and with very minor loss to spine; some pages with light, scattered spotting. With the bookplate of Arnold W. Thackray over that of the Essex Institute on the paste-down, and the signature of Francis Peabody on the fly-leaf. Second edition. This textbook predates the authorís immensely popular Elements of Chemistry by several years, but follows a similar format of elucidating the basics of chemistry, chemical utensils, elements and compounds for a school-aged audience. Following the text are 27 pages of questions for the purpose of testing on the information that was presented - hope you were paying attention!Comstock (1789-1858) was an American physician who wrote popular textbooks on a range of scientific subjects. His publications generally went through dozens of editions and were primarily used in American schools. He collaborated often with Mrs. Jane Marcet on editions of another popular textbook, Conversations on Chemistry. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A grammar of chemistry, adapted to the use ...
Publisher: S. G. Goodrich
Publication Date: 1825
Edition: SECOND EDITION
Book Description S.G. Goodrich, Hartford, Conn, 1825. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good -. Second Edition. 240 p.: in-text drawings; 18 cm. Contemporary full tree calf with six spine compartments between double gilt rules; leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title"Comstock's Chemistry." Inscription on front fixed endpaper: "From Est of Clara Hoffmann Dec 1926." Includes questions for examination and a vocabulary of chemical terms. In Very Good- Condition: leather is rubbed; tail of spine scraped; a few corners creased; foxing throughout, heavy on some pages; otherwise, clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 004567
Book Description S. G. Goodrich, Hartford, 1825. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Second Edition. 240 pp. Original full-leather covers w/ gilt title on red leather spine label. Binding scuffed. Front cover attached by two threads. Previous owner's name in pencil on front blank endpaper. Light insect damage to paste-downs and front blank endpaper. Lacks rear blank endpapers. Moderate foxing throughout. Illust. w/ numerous engravings on wood. Bookseller Inventory # 21253SC