TRAITÉ COMPLET DE L'ART DE LA DISTILLATION, CONTENANT, DANS UN ORDRE MÉTHODIQUE, LES INSTRUCTIONS THÉORIQUES AT PRATIQUES LES PLUS EXACTES ET LES PLUS NOUVELLES SUR LA PRÉPARATION DES LIQUEURS ALCOHOLIQUES AVEC LES RAISINS, LES GRAINS, LES POMMES DE TERRE ... [etc].

Paris: Bachelier, Libraire, 1824. Two volumes. [4],376pp. plus 3 folding plates; [4],352pp. plus errata and 5 plates. Octavo. Old speckled calf, spines gilt extra. Extremities and joints quite worn (but sound), occasional foxing and mild discolorations in text; a reasonably good set. Item #WRCLIT82423

First edition of this early work by the French chemist, a prelude to his work leading to the discovery of organic fructose and maltose. This work was translated and published in English in short order. GABLER 19090 (ref).

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