MACQUER, [Pierre Joseph] and [Antoine] BAUMÉ.

Plan d’un Cours de Chymie Expérimentale et Raisonnée, avec un discours historique sur la chymie.

A Paris: Chez Jean-Thomas Herissant…1757

12mo, 2 leaves, pp. lxiii, 80. Interleaved throughout the main body of the text with annotations in pencil on the first leaf and on the verso of the front pastedown. Contemporary calf, flat spine gilt (but the gilt rubbed, spine slightly worn at head), red morocco label (chipped), marbled edges and endpapers.

FIRST EDITION, published in the year that Macquer and Baumé gave the first of sixteen annual winter courses of lectures on chemistry, in which they demonstrated some 2,000 experiments. The present work is an outline of the course, and includes, in the first 63 pages, their history of chemistry. Neville I, p. 123. Duveen p. 378. Cole 894. Partington III, p. 82, with a summary of the course.


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