Title ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY: Including The Recent Discoveries & Doctrines Of The Science. With Notes & Emendations by Franklin Bache, M.D.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher DeSilver, Thomas & Co. [Philadelphia]. 1835. (1835).
Seller ID 92-0328
5th American edition. xix, 682, [1, errata]. sm8vo. Full leather covers. The spine is divided into 6 sections by pairs of gilt rulings with the 2nd section from the top bearing the title in gilt on a black label. Illustrated with sketches, diagrams, tables & charts. The 5th American edition was taken from the 5th London edition; but, according to the publisher, numerous errors in the text & tables were corrected prior to issuance making the American edition 'much more correct than the London work'. Fair: All edges & corners rubbed; edge scrapes along the top & right edge of the front & on all edges of the back; some discoloration to both covers; a fairly light dampstain, beginning at the front of the preliminary leaves (shaped like an inverted isosceles triangle with a 3 1/2' base extending along the top edge of the leaves an equal distance from the gutter & narrowing to 4 1/2' down the gutter) decreases in dimensions & intensity through about 50 pages; scattered light to faint foxing throughout; one former owner's (Samuel S. Kirk) ornate name stamp on all edges, another owner's (L. S. English) ornate name stamp on the front free endpaper along with a pencil drawing of a fish, a third owner's (R. K. Smith) penciled name on the front flyleaf, & a penciled presentation from Kirk to Smith dated 1875 on the back flyleaf; edges of text block tanned; o/w the book's binding is tight & the gilt still bright. SEE SCAN.