ANDRÉ, François. Entretiens sur l'acide et sur l'alkali.
Avec un Examen de quelques Réflexions de M. Boyle sur ces principes, & une réponse à une lettre de M. Saunier Docteur en médecine, touchant la nature de ces deux sels.
Paris, Lambert Roulland, 1680.
12mo(145x82 mm), (12)-189-(1 bl.) pages. binding : Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in six compartments lettered in gilt. Waterstains and foxing. First gathering with repairs on gutter is more white than the rest of the book. Probably washed. A marginal worming confirm than these leaves are coming from the same copy, before the restauration, than the rest of the book. Binding with leather restoration.
Second edition, first issue.
references: Neville [has only the second issue of 1687 : "The text deals with the theory of acids and alkalies and is in part (pp.121-154) a response to the concepts proposed by Robert Boyle in his "Reflexions upon the Hypothesis of Alcali and Acidium (London, 1675)". At the end (pp.155-189) is a reply to a letter from a "Mr. Saunier, docteur en medecine" (otherwise unknown) on the physical and chemical properties of acids and alkalies, which was not included in the English translation"].
Price : 450 €