Dictionnaire de chimie, contenant la théorie et la pratique de cette science, son application à l’histoire naturelle et aux arts par Charles-Louis Cadet, du Collège de pharmacie et de la Société libre des Pharmaciens de Paris [...] Tome premier [-quatrieme]

Autore: CADET DE GASSICOURT, Charles Louis (1769-1821)

Tipografo: de l'imprimerie de Chaignieau ainé [de l'imprimerie de Chaignieau ainé]

Dati tipografici: Paris, 1803

Formato: in ottavo

Four volumes, 8vo (198x116 mm). CC, 448 pp. and 1 folding plate;560 pp. and 3 folding plates; 726 pp. and 1 folding plate; 607, [1] pp. and 1 folding plates. Half title at the beginning of each volume. The 6 engraved plates show chemical apparatuses. Nicely bound in contemporary light brown calf, richly gilt spine with double morocco lettering piece (brown and green), sprinckled edges, marbled endleaves (some joints partially reinforced). A few light marginal staining and foxing. A very fresh copy.

FIRST EDITION of thisimportant chemical dictionary, the first to be published after Lavoisier's discoveries.

“As a scientist Cadet is noteworthy for his part in the diffusion and popularization of the New Chemistry rather than for any specific discovery. His most important work, the four-volume Dictionnaire de Chimie, published in 1803 and dedicated to Fourcroy, replaced the old chemical dictionary of Pierre Joseph Macquer. Cadet's Dictionnaire clearly elucidated the revolutionary changes that had occurred in chemistry and in chemical nomenclature” (DSB, III, p. 6).“Cadet's Dictionnaire follows the form of Macquer's and brings it up to date. It is an entirely new work designed to be useful to chemists in need of a compact dictionary. The table of authors in T. IV gives references to their work and where it is quoted in the dictionary” (Cole).

Cole, 227; Neville, I, p. 233; Partington, III, p. 96.