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DUCHANOY, Claude François. Essais sur l'art d'imiter les eaux minérales. 

Paris, Méquignon l'ainé, 1780.

12mo (170x95 mm), vii-xxiv-402-(4) pages and 1 plate.  binding : Contemporary full sheep, flat spine. Head of spine worn, corners bumped, rubbed.

First edition.
Claude François Duchanoy (1742-1827) is a French doctor who sets out here to artificially reproduce the benefits of mineral water in order to benefit the greatest number.
"No matter how effective mineral water is, it is not found everywhere; the People, this precious branch of humanity, cannot benefit from it, the costs which it is necessary to make to go to seek this help & the distance which it forces, allow only a small number of people of user ”(the author in the preface).

references: Duveen [p. 182 : "An interresting workwhich is almost entirely devoted to chemistry and its application to the manufacture of "ersatz" mineral waters"].

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