Gründliche Anleitung zur Chymie, darinnen nicht nur Die in derselben vorkommende Operationes, und die aus denen Operationibus entstehende Producta, sondern auch die Preparationes derer besten chymischen Medicamenten aus der berühmtesten Medicorum, sonderlich Ludovici, Wedelii, Stahlii &c. Schrifften, nebst andern, die man sonst rar und geheim gehalten, aufrichtig gewiesen wird
by ROTHE, Gottfried
6 p.l., 240,  pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf, double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: C.J. Eysseln, 1721. [bound with]: -. Anhang zu seiner Chymie, handlend von denen metallischen Saltzen und Schmertz-stillenden Schwefel des Vitriols. 1 p.l., 108 pp. 8vo. Leipzig: C.J. Eysseln, 1720. Second and much enlarged edition of the first work (1st ed.: 1717) and first edition of the Anhang. Rothe (1679-1710), a practicing physician in Leipzig, was a diligent student of Stahl. This is his posthumously published work on pharmaceutical chemistry which went through many editions and was translated into French and English. The book begins with "an historical introduction and bibliography, and then deals with operations (solution, precipitation, etc.) and a section on lutes, and in the second part with chemical products (alkalis, acids, salts, sulphurs, and earths)…The second half of the second part deals with chemical processes and contains recipes for sixty preparations. The book is very clear and practical. It does not use the phlogiston theory explicitly."-Partington, II, p. 687. Nice copies. ❧ Cole 1128-29-"concise." Duveen, p. 517-"this important 18th-century textbook (describing the 1741 French edition). Ferguson, II, p. 296-"One of the best and clearest manuals of its time.". (Inventory #: 5770)
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