London, South Kensington
15 October 2009
CHEMISTRY -- CRELL, Lorenz Friedrich von (1744-1816). Chemisches Journal. Lemgo: Menerschen, 1778-1781 [continued as:] Die neuesten Entdeckungen in der Chemie. Leipzig: Beygandschen, 1791-1784 [continued as:] Chemische Annalen. Helmstedt and Leipzig: J.G. Müllerschen, 1784-1804 [together with:] Beyträge zu den Chemischen Annalen. Helmstedt and Leipzig: J.G. Müllerschen, 1786-1799 [with:]Chemisches Archiv. Lepizig: Beygandschen, 1783 [continued as:] Neues Chemisches Archiv. Leipzig: Müllerschen, 1784-1788 [together with:] Auswahl vorzüglicher Abhandlungen aus den sämmtlichen Bänden der franzosischen Annalen der Chemie ... Erster Band [all published]. Helmstedt: J.G. Fledeisen, 1801. 54 volumes bound in 74, 8° (167 x 100mm). Engraved plates, some folding. (Occasional light spotting, browning and staining). Bound in near uniform blue half calf (extremities lightly rubbed, evidence of classmarks removed from spines). Provenance: Dorn (ink stamp to titles of Die neuesten Entdeckungen).
A VERY RARE COMPLETE SET OF CRELL'S PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS. Crell was Professor of Chemistry and Mineralogy in Braunschweig from about 1774. In 1783 he became Professor of Philosophy und Medicine at the University of Helmstedt, later holding the post of Professor of Chemistry at Göttingen. He promoted German translations of important British and Irish scientists through his publications, including Priestly, but was most notable for his support of Richard Kirwan, one of the last supporters of the theory of phlogiston. (74)
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