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FOURCROY (Antoine-Francois comte de). A General System of Chemical Knowledge; and its Application to the Phenomena of Nature and Art. In Eleven Volumes Together with a Set of Synoptic Tables, in Large Folio. Translated from the original French, by William Nicholson.1801

London: Printed for Cadell and Davies; J. Cuthell, First English edition, 11 vols., of over 5000pp., 8vo, orig. boards, rebacked, red morocco title label to spines, uncut, together with a set of synoptic tables in large folio, 4pp., 12 double-page tables printed on one side only, within borders of double rules, mounted on stubs, orig. boards with some light staining, rebacked, orig. printed paper label, uncut. The first English edition of one of the fundamental works in the history of chemistry and the author's chef d'oeuvre. Complete sets with the almost impossible to find Atlas "Synoptic of Chemistry" are of the utmost rarity. Cole 482 & 485; Partington III, p. 539 ("very few copies have survived."); Smeaton, Fourcroy, pp. 68, 74 and 195.

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