Paris 1806 troisieme edition, Levrault, Schoell. In French. Hardcover. Octavo, 376pp., half leather hardcover with marbled boards. Small owner signature on title page. Good plus, cover rubbed and worn on edges, light wear at head of spine.
Very Good. Paris: chez Levrault, Schoell et Ciemo, 1806. ix, 376 p.; 25 cm. French. Fully bound in contemporary green calf-skin Moroccan leather with gilt borders and lettering on spine. Gilt decorative seal on center of front board. Ornately blind embossed boards. Finished in preservative clear lacquer. Expertly restored boards and spine. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Bumping, scuffing to spine ends. Gilt page ends. Speckled endpapers. Personal library stamp of Cornelius J. Hauck inside front board. Endpapers repaired at spine. Decorative seal library stamp on title page. Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages. Text is bright and clear. A remarkably restored volume in excellent condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this lovely volume. Antoine Fran? ? ? ? ? ? ois, comte de Fourcroy (1755-1809) was a French chemist and a contemporary of Antoine Lavoisier. Along with his work on this volume on the fundamentals of modern chemistry, Fourcroy collaborated with Lavoisier, Guyton de Morveau, and Claude Berthollet on the M? ? ? thode de nomenclature chimique, a work that helped standardize chemical nomenclature. This fascinating volume would make a fine addition to the library of any science history enthusiast. Provenance: Upper cover with central coat-of-arms "Lycee Imperial Napoleon, " Lycee Imperial Napoleon (binding and stamp on title page); purchased from Ida W. Schuman, 28 October 1955. Third edition of this popular summary of antiphlogistic chemistry which was translated into eleven languages. Ferguson I: 287. This volume was sold at Christies, The History of the Book: The Cornelius J. Hauck Collection, 2006, no. 1769, lot 526.
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