Lot 23: Berzelius, First book to describe atomic weights, 1819
15th June 2017
Author: Berzelius, Jo?ns Jakob. Title: Essai sur la The?orie des Proportions Chimiques et Sur l'influence Chimique de L'e?lectricite? Place Published: Paris. Publisher: Me?quignon-Marvis. Date Published: 1819. Description: xvi, 120,  pp. (8vo) 20x12 cm (8x5") period tree calf re-backed with modern spine, large morocco spine label lettered in gilt. First French Edition. Translated from the original Swedish, a rare work by a founder of modern chemistry. The first book to describe atomic weights. With the decorative bookplate of Chandler Dymock Ingersoll. Condition: Some rubbing to calf; toning and light foxing throughout, gift inscription on front free endpaper; very good.
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