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The First Principles of Chemistry

by NICHOLSON, William

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One folding engraved plate of apparatus. xxvii, 532, [5] pp. 8vo, cont. half-calf (a few small scuff marks, lower joint with minor crack at head), green morocco lettering piece on spine. London: G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1790. First edition. Nicholson (1753-1815), translator of Fourcroy and Chaptal, and editor of the first general scientific periodical in England published independently of the academies, was one of the important British figures in the new chemical movement. In this voluminous textbook on chemistry, dedicated to Cavendish, he explained both the phlogistic and antiphlogistic theories, as he considered them equally probable. "The text is divided into two books, I. General Chemistry includes heat, construction of thermometers, combustion, methods of making experiments with gases, an account of balances and elective attractions; II. includes general principles of bodies, acids, metals, mineral combustibles, vegetable and animal products. The useful treatment in I. of thermometers and balances is not found in many texts."-Cole 976. A very good copy. ❧ Duveen, p. 431. Neville II, p. 228. Partington III, p. 490 and IV, p. 19.
  • Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. US (US)
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  • Title: The First Principles of Chemistry
  • Author: NICHOLSON, William
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