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ACCUM, Frederick.


Traité Pratique sur l’usage et le mode d’application des Réactifs Chimiques fondé sur des expériences; suivi d’instructions, pour l’analyse, des mines métalliques, des métaux, des sols, des engrais, et des eaux minérales. Traduit de l’anglais, sur la seconde édition (de 1818); par Jn. Riffault. A Paris: Chez Méquignon-Marvis… . 1819.

Price £ GBP 500.00

8vo, pp. xxxiii, 305, (1), 2 engraved plates. Half-title. Some light foxing. Contemporary tree sheep, spine ruled in gilt (head of spine slightly worn, one lower corner bumped).

FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, translated by Jean René Riffault des Hêtres from the greatly enlarged second edition of A practical essay on chemical re-agents or tests, “an interesting early work describing approximately 60 reagents and chemical techniques, illustrated by over 180 experiments. Accum briefly traces the history of wet chemical analysis, with particular reference to the contributions of Boyle, Duclos, Bergman, Scheele, Kirwan, and Westrumb” (Neville I, p. 8, note to the first edition). Cole 8. Neville I, p. 10.

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