By Samuel Parkes
London   Lackington, Allen, and Co
9" by 5.5" [6], iv-ix, [6], 8-562, [1pp]
A rebound copy of Samuel Parkes important work answering numerous questions on chemistry, illustrated with a folding frontispiece.
By Samuel Parkes

1814 The Chemical Catechism, with Notes, Illustrations, and Experiments

London   Lackington, Allen, and Co
9" by 5.5" [6], iv-ix, [6], 8-562, [1pp]
A rebound copy of Samuel Parkes important work answering numerous questions on chemistry, illustrated with a folding frontispiece.
£155.00
: 1kgs / : 647P28

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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Rebound

The sixth edition of this work. With the bookplate of Samuel Courtauld to the front pastedown, and his ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper. Courtauld was behind the family firm Courtaulds, which, under his rule, became one of the leading names in the text industry in England. An engrossing and intriguing work on chemistry, answering a number of questions ranging from basic to complex. This work was written for the education of the author's daughter. With a folding plate to the frontispiece. Written by Samuel Parkes. Parkes is now best known for this work, and for working as a manufacturing chemist.

Condition

Rebound in paper covered boards. Externally, smart. Small amount of lifting to the head of the front joint. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with just a couple of light spots.

Near Fine

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