A System Of Theoretical And Practical Chemistry,

ACCUM, FREDERICK.

£600.00

Publisher

Printed for the author, Old Compton Street, Soho; and G. Kearsley, Fleet Street; Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; Brash and Reid, Glasgow; and Archer and Colbert, Dublin.

Place

London

Date

1803

Synopsis

In two volumes, with plates. by frederick accum. teacher of practical chemistry, pharmacy, and mineralogy; and chemical operator in the royal institution of great britain. volumes i and ii.

Item Description

TWO VOLUMES. FIRST EDITION. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Vol. I, [2] + vi + blank leaf + xvi Names of Subscribers + xvi + iii + [i] pp. + 373 + [1] pp; Vol. I, [2] + xxvii + [1] + 360 pp. + xxxi pp., including index. Bound in contemporary tree calf; spines in compartments with gilt bands and contrasting maroon labels, which now have no titles. Some wear to extremities and scattered foxing; otherwise a very good set. Illustrated by 5 engraved plates, including 2 frontispieces. A systematic survey of chemistry, covering general principles and the properties of gases, acids and the known chemical elements, including metals. Friedrich Christian Accum (1769-1838) was a German chemist, who lived in London, 1793-1821 and worked at the Royal Institution. He is known as a pioneer of gas lighting and a campaigner against food adulteration. A second edition appeared in 1807, with two further editions being published in Philadelphia.

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