• Systeme des Connaissances Chimiques, et de leurs applications aux phénomènes de la nature et de l’art..

Systeme des Connaissances Chimiques, et de leurs applications aux phénomènes de la nature et de l’art..

$2,000.00

Item Number: 1835

Paris, An IX-X, 1800-01..

First Octavo edition, published simultaneously with an edition in quarto format. Contemporary vellum, gilt lettered spine-labels, 10 volumes in 5. With the stamped signatures of Fourcroy and the publisher on verso of titles for authentication purposes, and the publisher’s voucher for the separately published index tipped in Volume I. Institutional stamps on titles, generally very clean. Fourcroy’s magnum opus.

Fourcroy was one of the earliest converts to the views of the modern chemist Antoine Lavoisier, which he diffused through his own extensive writings. However, Fourcroy was as much a teacher as he was an investigator, and his name appears on a large number of chemical and physiological memoirs. He helped establish schools for both primary and secondary education. Scientific studies were especially provided for.

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