Paris: Deterville, 1795.
Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #044377
3 volumes in contemporary calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels - an attractive set published year 3 of the Republic. Scattered light foxing, wormhole in the outer margin in volume II, light stain to the lower corner in volume III but a nice set. Chaptal was a great popularizer of the science of the Enlightenment - he coined the term nitre for the gas now known as nitrogen but until then known as mephitic air. 270pp, 445pp, 436pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044377.