Nouvelle Chymie du Gout et de l'Odorat. Poncelet Polycarpe.
Nouvelle Chymie du Gout et de l'Odorat
Nouvelle Chymie du Gout et de l'Odorat

Nouvelle Chymie du Gout et de l'Odorat

Paris: Chez Pissot De l'imprimerie de J.G. Clousier, 1774.

Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000090
ISBN: NoISBN

Full contemporary mottled calf, hinges rubbed and cracked, spine a little dry; binding sound. Apparently bound without the title, but with the half titles for both parts and colophon at the rear (dated 1773). Scattered mostly mild foxing including to the plates. 6 engraved plates of distillation equipment. xlviii, 210, 310. Oberle 1089.

First published anonymously in 1755. Poncelet begins with a dissertation on the health effects of liquor involving an extended comparison of drinking multiple alcoholic beverages to the harmoniousness of musical notes - somewhat more complex than "wine before liquor...". Chapters follow on eau de vie, sugar, coffee, tea, lemon, anis, etc. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Science & Technology. Inventory No: CAT000090.

Price: $600.00