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Dictionnaire de Chimie, contenant la Theorie et al Pratique de cette Science, son Application a l'Histoire Naturelle et aux Arts

First edition of the first chemical dictionary to be published after the discoveries of Lavoisier. "As a scientist Cadet is noteworthy for his part in the diffusion and popularization of the new Chemistry rather than for any specific discovery. His most important work...dedicated to Fourcroy, replaced the old chemical dictionary of Macquer. Cadet's Dictionnaire clearly elucidated the revolutionary changes that had occurred in chemisty and in chemical nomenclature."

Cadet (1769-1821), was the natural son of Louis XV and Marie-Therese Boisselet.

The plates depict chemical apparatus.


ID: 1999-00063
Cadet de Gassicourt, Charles-Louis

Creation Jan. 1, 1803 through Dec. 31, 1803

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Book; QUANTITY: 4 vols.

Topics: Chemistry

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