Chemical Experiments; illustrating the Theory, Practice, and Application of the Science of Chemistry ; and containing the Properties, Uses, Manufacture, Purification, & Analysis of All Inorganic Substances ; with Numerous Engravings of Apparatus, &c. ... Eighth Edition. G. W. Francis.
Chemical Experiments; illustrating the Theory, Practice, and Application of the Science of Chemistry ; and containing the Properties, Uses, Manufacture, Purification, & Analysis of All Inorganic Substances ; with Numerous Engravings of Apparatus, &c. ... Eighth Edition
Chemical Experiments; illustrating the Theory, Practice, and Application of the Science of Chemistry ; and containing the Properties, Uses, Manufacture, Purification, & Analysis of All Inorganic Substances ; with Numerous Engravings of Apparatus, &c. ... Eighth Edition

Chemical Experiments; illustrating the Theory, Practice, and Application of the Science of Chemistry ; and containing the Properties, Uses, Manufacture, Purification, & Analysis of All Inorganic Substances ; with Numerous Engravings of Apparatus, &c. ... Eighth Edition

London: J. Allen and D. Francis 1858. 250, [2] pages. 8vo. Original publisher's blindstamped green cloth binding gilt. Binding loose, with hinges cracked and pages 57-64 proud of the textblock, with binding straps showing in the gutter. Interestingly this shows a very small printed note (binders' instruction) printed at the signature fold in the very center of the gutter (see photo). We could glue the section "tighter" but leave this to the next owner. Good. Cloth. [27813]


Here in the eighth edition, the first edition of this work was published in London: G. Berger, 1842. Neville notes (commenting on the first edition): "Mainly remembered as a botanical writer, Francis (1800-1865) emigrated to Australia in 1849 and became director of the Adelaide garden. He published Catalogue of British Plants and Ferns (1835) and other scientific works. This excellent chemical textbook, written to appeal to the widest audience, gives an interesting glimpse into the practical processes used in the 1840s. Rare. Not in the usual early chemical bibliographies. Bolton (p. 451) lists only the fifth edition (London, 1849)."

See Neville Historical Chemical Library, CHF, Vol 1:, p 477; Cole #488 (both referring to the first edition).

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