Opuscules Chymiques et Physiques [ Volume 1 of 2 ]. M. T. Bergman, M. De Morveau, Torbern Olof Bergman.
Opuscules Chymiques et Physiques [ Volume 1 of 2 ]
Opuscules Chymiques et Physiques [ Volume 1 of 2 ]
Opuscules Chymiques et Physiques [ Volume 1 of 2 ]

Opuscules Chymiques et Physiques [ Volume 1 of 2 ]

Dijon: Chez L. N. Frantin 1780. First French Edition. Volume one only (of two see below) pp. [ff 2] + [xii] + xxxi + [xxxii] + [1]-446 + [448]; contemporary half-calf and marbled boards (worn and with loss near fore edges); dampstains to endpapers; leaves generally bright and clean throughout noting several small sections with dampstaining lower edge. First French edition. Illustrated with two engraved folded plates. Good. Boards. [22558]


'First French edition of the first two volumes of the Opuscula physica et chemica (Stockholm, 1779; Uppsala, 1780). The translation was made by Guyton de Morveau (according to Partington by Mmme. Picardet, supervised by de Morveau), with the approval of Bergman, who supplied corrections and additions. 'In this translation are inserted additions, which Bergman sent to Morveau, and extracts from Bergman's letters to Morveau.' (Mostrom). De Morveau added an introduction to each volume, plus many long and valuable notes, but when Bergman died in 1784, de Morveau discontinued the translation. The first volume is [as here] is dedicated by Bergman to the Royal Society of London and the second to the Royal Society of Sciences of Berlin. Ferchl and Ferguson mention only the first volume, and Partington says that the second volume is very rare.' (Neville, V1/p124) The second volume was published 5 years after this first volume, and volumes are often found separately.

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