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CHAMBON, Joseph. Principes de physique, rapportés à la médecine-pratique
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Traité des métaux et des minéraux, et des remèdes qu'on peut en tirer. Avec dissertations sur le sel & le soufre des philosophes, & sur la goute, la gravelle, la petite vérole, la rougeole & autres maladies : avec un grand nombre de remèdes choisis. 

Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1750.

Two books bound in two 12mo (171x96 mm), (36)-516-(2) pages / (20)-547-(5)-(2 bl.) pages.  binding : Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces, red edges. A minor waterstain at the end of volume 1. Corners and two caps chipped.

Rare edition. The second volume contain the Traité des métaux et des minéraux (1750).
Fine copy.

references: Traité des métaux et des minéraux : Neville [I, (ed. 1714) p. 258: " very interresting work [...]. This work deals with the common minerals and their extraction and separation from other minerals in order to prepare medicines. It is also of considerable chemical and metallurgical interrest, describing the prepration of sulfuric acid with its use in dissolving metals to form salts (i.e. sulfates and bisulfates). In addition to inorganic compounds, organic compounds are describes (e.g. oil of tobacco, extract of coffee, chocolate end tea, oils, perfumes and their preparation, and essential oils. A rare book"].

Price : 450 €

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