Title The Use of the Blowpipe in Chemical Analysis and in the Examination of Minerals
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition Thus
Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher London, England Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy 1822
Seller ID 007361
The use of the blowpipe in chemical analysis and in the examination of minerals, by J. J. Berzelius; translated from the French of M. Fresnel, by J. G. Children ... with a sketch of Berzelius' system of mineralogy; a synoptic table of the principal characters of the pure earths and metallic oxides before the blowpipe, and numerous notes and additions by the translator. Printed by C. Baldwin, London. 8.75 x 5.5 inches. Modern full calf [may be leatherette but doubtful] fine binding in a butterscotch color, with hubbed spine and with gold-stamped title and rules over a black morocco label. The binding has a beautiful hand and is in superb condition, with scarcely any evidence of wear. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. With  + vi to xxxix, and 343 numbered pages + . With large facsimile fold-out sheet tipped on to p. 119: Synoptic view of the principal characters of the earths and metallic oxides before the blowpipe. With B&W full-page plates opposite pp. 8, 16, and 33, the plates foxed to one degree or another. Age-toning to the upper corners of the preliminaries. Scattered foxing throughout the book, with some pages virtually free of foxing. Else an exceptionally clean and tight copy. A Very Good copy. A highly desirable copy of a very scarce volume.