HISTOIRE DE LA CHEMIE Depuis les Temps les Plus Recules Jusqu'a Notre Epoque; Comprenant une analyse detaillee des Manuscrits Alchimiques de la Bibliotheque Royale de Paris... Two volumes.

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Paris: Bureau de la Revue Scientifique, 1842. FIRST EDITION. Bound in decorated boards; rubbed at the edges; internals tight, clean and crisp; VERY GOOD+. 1028 pages. Text in French. First comprehensive history on the origins of Alchemy. Bolton I, 119. Caillet 5200. Duveen, page 297. Bolton remarked: "A work of great research especially in regard to the earliest authentic records as derived from ancient manuscripts." Octavo. (Item ID: 12582)

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