• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 227

    CHEMISTRY -- Annales de Chimie [later:] Annales de Chimie et de Physique ... [Deuxième Série-] Troisième[-Septième] Série. Paris, various publishers, 1789-1903, 1911. 370 volumes, 8° (194 x 125mm, 199 x 123mm and 215 x 138mm). Numerous plates, many folding. (Lacking index volume for 3e Série vols 1-30, some occasional light spotting and browning, more noticeable to the earlier vols.) Vols 1-96 in blue quarter roan, the remainder in blue half calf (spines from Second Series onwards faded to green, extremities rubbed).

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    CHEMISTRY -- Annales de Chimie [later:] Annales de Chimie et de Physique ... [Deuxième Série-] Troisième[-Septième] Série. Paris, various publishers, 1789-1903, 1911. 370 volumes, 8° (194 x 125mm, 199 x 123mm and 215 x 138mm). Numerous plates, many folding. (Lacking index volume for 3e Série vols 1-30, some occasional light spotting and browning, more noticeable to the earlier vols.) Vols 1-96 in blue quarter roan, the remainder in blue half calf (spines from Second Series onwards faded to green, extremities rubbed).

    THE OLDEST SCIENTIFIC PERIODICAL IN FRENCH. Its importance lies in the fact that numerous significant papers were first published here by the likes of Adet, Arago, Biot, Bouillon-Lagrange, Chaptal, Chevreul, Berthollet, D'Arcet, De Fourcroy, Le Baron De Dietrich, Dulong, Gay-Lussac, Hassenfratz, Lavoisier, Morveau, Monge, Laugier, Prieur, Seguin, Thenard and Vauquelin. In the 3rd Series, there are 10 PAPERS ALONE BY LOUIS PASTEUR, INCLUDING HIS LANDMARK EXPERIMENTS ON FERMENTATION: 'Mémoire sur la fermentation appelée lactique' (LII, p.404) '... is often considered the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science' GM). Volume 30 of the 7th Series contains Marie Curie's very famous paper 'Recherches sur les substances radioactives'. (370)


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