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HAY, Ren-Just (1743-1822). Essai d'une thorie sur la structure des crystaux, applique plusieurs genres de substances crystallises. Paris: Chez Gogu & Ne de la Rochelle, 1784.
8o (203 x 127 mm). 8 folding engraved plates. (Some minor pale dampstaining at end, mostly marginal.) 19th-century calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt (some minor wear to edges). Provenance: Stanislas Meunier (ink stamp on title-page margin); Nils Zenzn (signature and purchase note on front free endpaper dated 1926).
FIRST EDITION OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF CRYSTAL STRUCTURE. Dibner Heralds of Science 92; Grolier/Horblit 47 ("enunciated 'Hay's law of rational indices' of the faces of crystals"); Wellcome III, p.224; Norman 1022.
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