[ROUELLE, Guillaume François || CADET, Louis Claude || VENEL, Gabriel-François || BAYEN, Pierre ]. Analyses chimiques des nouvelles eaux minérales, vitrioliques, ferrugineuses, découvertes à Passy dans la maison de Madame de Calsabigi.
s.l., s.n., 1757.
Three books in one volume 12mo (170x95 mm), viii-130-(6) pages / (16)-354--(2bl.) pages / vii-153-(3) pages. binding : Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt in six compartments. Stamp unidentified on the first title page. The first marbled page is missing. Head of spine worn, corners bumped, upper joint splitted.
Three books on the discovery and analysis of Passy, Spa and Aumale mineral waters.
The first is the greatly enlarged reissue of the two brochures published in 1755 on the chemical analysis of the waters discovered at Passy on the Casalbigi property. We find there the analyzes of the famous chemists Rouelle and Cadet as well as those of Venel and Bayen.
We find bound to the following:
- LIMBOURG, Traité des eaux minérales de Spa, Leide, Elie Luzac fil, 1754
- MARTEAU, Dissertation sur les eaux nouvellement découvertes, à Aumale en Normandie, Paris, Vincent, 1759
references: I. Neville [II, p. 398 : "All Rouelle's works are rare, and this title is the rarest"],
II. [Neville II, p.78 : "This work on the famous mineral waters of Spa is of chemical interrest, as it describes various experiments for analysing the waters, with references to the chemical works of Hoffmann, Moullin de Marguery, Heers,... Pages 26-36 gives a useful bibliography of balneological work from the sixteenth century to the date of publication. "].