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FOURCROY, Antoine-Franois de (1755-1809). Systme des connaissances chimiques, et de leurs applications aux phnomnes de la nature et de l'art. Paris: Baudouin, 1801-1802.
11 volumes (including Table alphabtique et analytique des matires). 8o (233 x 153 mm) (occational light dampstaining.) Contemporary plain buff wrappers, uncut (light wear to spines).
FIRST EDITION. "Fourcroy's extraordinary activity and energy were not exhausted by his multitudinous researches and his labours connected with organisation of education from the first grade to the highest. He was besides professor of chemistry at the Jardin des Plantes, the cole Polytechnique, and at the Faculty of Medicine ... [his lectures] are practically contained in his Systme des connaissances chymiques ... the best account of the state of the science at the time..." (Ferguson). Duveen p. 226 (4o version); Ferguson I, p. 288; Partington III, p. 538; Wellcome III, p.48; Norman 823. (11)
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