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HENRY, William. The elements of experimental chemistry.

London. Printed for J. Johnson and Co., 1810. Sixth edition.
8vo. In two volumes. [5], viii-xvii, [1], 523, [1]; [3], vi-xv, [1], 558pp, [30]. Without half-titles. With 85 engraved illustrations of scientific apparatus on nine plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red Russia, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces Extremities slightly rubbed, spines sunned. Book-labels of Lt. Colonel Mercer, Third Guards to both FEPs, later armorial bookplates of the Earl of Buckinghamshire to FFEPs, lightly spotted throughout, gatherings 2H-2M of Vol. II foxed.
A revised and 'greatly enlarged' edition of chemist and physician William Henry's (1774-1836) influential treatise on the contemporary state of the chemical sciences. First appearing in 1801 in a single volume under the title of An epitome of chemistry, the work adapted material originally presented by Henry during a series of lectures given between 1789 and 1799. Subsequent printings ensured this enduringly popular work remained relevant: reaching the fourth American edition by 1817, and the ninth English edition by 1823.
£ 300.00 Antiquates Ref: 19393