by SUCKOW, Georg Adolph
Fine engraved vignette on title of two putti in a chemical laboratory. Seven large folding printed tables (they are actually counted as pp. 663-76). xvi, 717,  pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards, spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Weidmann, 1789. [with]: -. Zusätze... 2 p.l., 202 pp. 8vo, binding as above. Leipzig: Weidmann, 1798. Second edition, enlarged, of the first volume, accompanied by the first edition of the supplementary volume. Suckow (1751-1813), a member of the famous family of scientists, was professor of physics, chemistry, and natural history at the University of Heidelberg. He wrote many books and articles on chemistry, natural history, botany, and mineralogy. "This extensive work on industrial and technical chemistry is in two parts. The first part covers theory...and the second treats applied or practical chemistry...The second section is divided into parts on vegetable, animal and mineral substances. In addition to numerous bibliographical notes in the text is the six page bibliography of chemistry including both books and periodicals."-Cole, p. 519 (describing the 1st ed. of 1784). Fine and attractive set. Finely engraved contemporary bookplate of "Le Comte de Seinsheim." ❧ A.D.B., Vol. 37, pp. 105-06. Ferchl, p. 523. Ferguson, II p. 417 (an incomplete copy). Neville, II, p. 528-"Rare." Neville's copy lacks the supplementary volume. Poggendorff, II, 1046-47.
(Inventory #: 1997)