By Marcellin Berthelot
Paris   Felix Alcan
9" by 6" xii [3], 2-334 [3], 2-32pp
The first edition of this work on the important discoveries of eighteenth century French chemist Antoine Lavoisier.
By Marcellin Berthelot

1890 La Revolution Chimique Lavoisier

Paris   Felix Alcan
9" by 6" xii [3], 2-334 [3], 2-32pp
The first edition of this work on the important discoveries of eighteenth century French chemist Antoine Lavoisier.
£68.00
: 1kgs / : 785F27

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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding

The first edition of this work, with illustrated frontispiece.

French chemist and politician Marcellin Berthelot was inspired to complete this work after being called, in 1889, to give a lecture commemorating men of science. Berthelot prepared extensive material on the French nobleman and chemist Antoine Lavoisier, a man central to the eighteenth century chemical revolution, and who had a large influence on both the history of chemistry and the history of biology. Lavoisier is most noted for his discovery of the role oxygen plays in combustion, recognising and naming oxygen and hydrogen.

Containing excerpts and paraphrases from Lavoisier's notebooks.

With a thirty two page publisher's catalogue, dated November 1890, to the rear.

With a former owner's inscription, dated 1958, to the front free endpaper.

Condition

In the publisher's original full cloth binding, Split in cloth to tail of front joint and head of rear joint. Loss to cloth at spine head and tail. Former owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered light foxing throughout.

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