New York: American Home Library Company 1902. Later printing. 4 volumes in uniform publisher's green cloth bindings with gilt titles. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Uncut page edges. Top edges gilded. Spines slightly sunned. Previous owner's stamps throughout in the margins. A great reading set. Very Good. Cloth. 
"Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (sometimes transliterated as Mendeleyev or Mendeleef) 8 February 1834 – 2 February 1907 [OS 27 January 1834 – 20 January 1907]) was a Russian chemist and inventor. He is best remembered for formulating the Periodic Law and creating a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements. He used the Periodic Law not only to correct the then-accepted properties of some known elements, such as the valence and atomic weight of uranium, but also to predict the properties of eight elements that were yet to be discovered....After becoming a teacher in 1867, Mendeleev wrote the definitive textbook of his time: Principles of Chemistry (two volumes, 1868–1870). It was written as he was preparing a textbook for his course. This is when he made his most important discovery. As he attempted to classify the elements according to their chemical properties, he noticed patterns that led him to postulate his periodic table; he claimed to have envisioned the complete arrangement of the elements in a dream..." (wikipedia)
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