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LA GARAYE, Claude Toussaint Marot, Comte de. Chymie hydraulique pour extraire les sels essentiels des végétaux, animaux & minéraux avec l'eau pure. 

Paris, Jean-Baptiste Coignard, 1745.

12mo (170x95 mm), xi-(5)-390 pages and 2 folding plates. The booklets ff and ee are inverted.  binding : Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in six compartments. Fresh copy excepting a waterstain in the beginning. The folding plates maisfolded and formerly restored with tape. A few minor defects to binding, caps worn, corners bumped.

First edition.

Interesting life than that of Count De La Garaye (1675-1755), touched with his wife by a family death, the "charitable spouses" decide to devote themselves to medicine and transform their castle into a hospice for the poor. Their chemistry works were promoted by Louis XV who encouraged the Count to publish them.

provenance: Bookplate from Antoine Louis Brongniart (1742-1804).


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