1798/VII Cours Elementaire de Chimie Theorique et Pratique Suivant La Nouvelle Nomenclature
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Scarce
A scarce edition of this work. To the preface, Alyon notes that he first composed this guide to chemistry for the children of the former Duke of Orleans to whom he was responsible for teaching chemistry. His original textbook was written in 1786. To this edition he has made some alterations and has updated certain parts in accordance with the development of science. To the title page it is noted that this work was published in year VII of the French Republican Calendar. The Republican Calendar began in year 1789 of the Gregorian Calendar. Year VII loosely translates to the Gregorian year 1798. In French. With the half-titles to each volume and errata to the rear of volume II. A smartly bound two volume set by this noted French scientist of the eighteenth century.
In quarter calf bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, very smart with just some minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright. Occasional light spots to pages.
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