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[MACQUER] Dictionnaire de chymie, 1766

Photo [MACQUER, Pierre-Joseph]. 

[MACQUER, Pierre-Joseph]. 

Dictionnaire de chymie, contenant la théorie & la pratique de cette science. 

Paris, Lacombe, 1766.

Two 8vo (172x108 mm), xxiv-616 pages / 688 pages.  binding : Contemporary full sheep, gilt spines in six compartments. Corners and caps worn. 

Photo [MACQUER, Pierre-Joseph]. 

Second (first pirated) edition.
A pirated reprint of the first edition, printed from type that has been reset and in which there are small but significant changes (Neville).

The most important work from Pierre-Joseph Macquer (1718-1784) which will remain for years a reference for chemists of the 18th century.
It is also the first alphabetical dictionary of chemistry.

references: Duveen [377: "This was the first dictionary of theoretical and general chemistry; its success soon produced many imitators"], Neville [II p.112: "A pirated reprint of the first edition (...). Cole has examined eleven copies of the Dictionnaire dated 1766 in U.S. libraries, but none of this rare pirated reprint"].

Price : 800 €

Photo [MACQUER, Pierre-Joseph]. 
Photo [MACQUER, Pierre-Joseph]. 
Photo [MACQUER, Pierre-Joseph]. 
Photo [MACQUER, Pierre-Joseph]. 
Photo [MACQUER, Pierre-Joseph]. 
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