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First Book In Chemistry For the Use Of Schools and Families

By Hooker, Worthington




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First Book in Chemistry for the Use of Schools and Families

Hooker, Worthington

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1862. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. viii, [9]-231 pages. 5 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches. Dark blue/green, almost black cloth decorated in blind and gilt, spine lightly sunned but still bright and clean. 56 illustrations in the text, mostly of experiments or apparatus. Frontispiece showing a chemistry laboratory. Minor surface staining, occasional spotting internally, thumbed, light pink endpapers. Cloth. "Worthington Hooker [1806-1867] was an American physician, born in Springfield, Massachusetts...He graduated Yale University in 1825 and Harvard University with a degree in Medicine in 1829. He practiced in Connecticut until 1852. Afterwards, he was professor of the theory and practice of medicine at Yale. He was vice president of the American Medical Association in 1864." (-wikipedia). In the preface, Hooker relates that a lady who was teaching her daughter from his other book "Child's Book of Nature" felt it would be helpful to have a similar text available with "some simple and safe experiments which they might try for themselves." Hooker "put the matter to test" by lecturing to some children, and testing them on his next visit, finding that they were able to absorb the material and learn from it. His notes formed the basis for the present book, which was designed to follow "Child's Book of Nature", and he feels is appropriate for 11 or 12 year olds. He also notes his intention to follow this book with another series of 3 titles (including chemistry) "Science for the School and the Family" which he did eventually publish. Hard to find in the original cloth.

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First Book in Chemistry. For the Use of Schools and Families

Hooker, Worthington

Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Small Octavo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Brief gift inscription on front free end paper. Gilt-stamped and embossed red cloth over boards, (viii), 231 pages, small illustrations in black and white. Covers worn at corners and spine ends, spine sunned, weak front hinge, pencil doodles on frontispiece, tissue of frontispiece and Table of Contents, small spots scattered throughout. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 12 oz. Category: Education; Science & Technology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012791. .

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First Book in Chemistry for the Use of Schools and Families

Worthington Hooker

New York : Harper and Bros, 1862-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Octavo. viii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm. Bound in publishers red cloth. Gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Good binding. Shelfwear. Sunning to spine. Damp stain to boards side edge. Clean, unmarked pages. Scattered foxing. Ships daily.

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FIRST BOOK IN CHEMISTRY FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES

Hooker, Worthington

Harper & Brothers. 1873. Reprint. Hardcover. Fair, rubbed, spine end cloth worn with a bottom end piece missing, corners worn, top margins damp tanning, page edges darkened, pages toned with spots of foxing, not heavy, end page names. The binding is sound. Sold AS IS, do not purchase if condition is important to you. ; Small engravings. ; 231 pages .

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