Nicolas Lemery - Cours de Chymie - 1696

Nicolas Lemery - Cours de Chymie - 1696
Chemistry, Reference works - Quantity: 1 - Book

Cours de chymie contenant la manière de faire les opérations qui sont en usage dans la médecine, par une méthode facile... By Nicolas Lemery.

Please note: The volume was originally not supposed to have a title page, there is no sign of a torn out page.
After some research, given the format (octavo), the number of pages (846), the number of plates (7, one of which is at the end of the volume), and the handwritten annotation "1713" on the inside front cover, this edition is from 1696 or 1701.
Probably an eighth edition of 1696 in view of the slightly different first pages of 1701 (see the last 4 photos of a copy with a table of editions).

A thick octavo volume (20 x 13.5 cm), period full calfskin binding, spine with five raised bands, adorned compartments, morocco title label.
Work complete of the 7 out of text plates depicting the furnaces and equipment of the chemistry laboratory - (6 plates at the beginning of the volume, the seventh is on page 705).

In good overall condition (very nice corners, covers and crowns), fresh inside.
Traces of restoration on the tail of the spine (photo 5), cracked joints, but nothing serious, very nice hold.

Nicolas Lemery became a student of Christophe Glaser in Paris, then moved to Montpellier, where he began to teach chemistry.
Lemery considered chemistry to be a demonstrative science and limited himself to simply presenting facts and experiences.

The Cours de Chymie, owes its success to its clear and entertaining presentation of chemistry in corpuscular-mechanistic form.

A nice copy.

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Chemistry, Reference works
Author/ Illustrator
Nicolas Lemery
Book Title
Cours de Chymie
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20×13 cm
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