FARADAY, Michael.

Manipulations Chimiques… traduit de l’Anglais par M. Maiseau…et revu pour la Partie technique par M. Bussy.

Paris: A. Sautelet et Cie, libraires,1827

2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 428; 2 leaves, 364 pages, 1 leaf (errata). Woodcuts in the text. Original paste-paper wrappers (minor wear, some light foxing, minor dampstain to last 20 leaves of vol. 2, uncut, original printed labels on spine (chipped).

First edition in French (1st edition: London, 1827). “This is Faraday’s only monograph; it gives a splendid picture of his experimental genius, his ability to turn things to new uses, and also of the laboratory practice of the day… Parts of it at least can still be read with profit by a chemist wishing to improve his basic laboratory techniques” (Knight, Natural Science Books in English, p. 141). The valuable notes have been added by the translator Raymond Balthasar Maiseau (1782–1843), who also converted English weights and measures into the metric system. Much of the text was reviewed by Antoine Alexandre Brutus Bussy (1794–1882). Neville I, p. 443: “Rare.”


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