Chymia: Annual Studies in the History of Chemistry, Nos. 1-12.

By: DAVIS, Tenney L. & Henry M. LEICESTER [eds.].

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Series: Edgar F. Smith Memorial Collection: University of Pennsylvania. 8vo. [Various paginations]. Frontispieces, illustrations, indices. Blue cloth [Nos. 1-4], green cloth [No. 7], red cloth [Nos. 8 & 12], black cloth [No. 9], grey cloth [No. 10], yellow cloth [No. 11], gilt-stamped spines, dust-jackets; Nos. 1-4 lacking jackets. Rubber stamps, Burndy Library bookplates. Near fine. "The Chymia project was inspired by the resources of the E. F. Smith Memorial Collection, an internationally known resource for the study of the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the chemical industry, built around the personal library of Edgar Fahs Smith (1854-1928), University of Pennsylvania professor and administrator" (Tselos & Wickey, p. 32). Select articles include: • "The Concepts of Substance and Chemical Element" by J. R. Partington.• "The Experimental Origin of Chemical Atomic and Molecular Theory Before Boyle" by Reijer Hooykaas.• "The Beginning of Chemical Instruction in America—A Brief Account of the Teaching of Chemistry at Harvard Prior to 1800" by I. Bernard Cohen. • "Madame Lavoisier" by Denis I. Duveen. • "Early Muslin Chemistry: Its Debt to Ancient Babylonia" by Martin Levy. • "A Curious Lavoisier Episode" by Henry Guerlac. • "Solution Analyses Prior to Robert Boyle" by Allen G. Debus. • "The Theory of the Elements and Nucleosynthesis in the Nineteenth Century" by Eduard Farber. • "Macquer on the Composition of Metals and the Artificial Production of Gold and Silver" by W. A. Smeaton. "Edgar Fahs Smith (1854-1928) was a professor of chemistry and a provost of the University of Pennsylvania. He built the library that forms the nucleus of the collection named in honor of him and endowed by his widow." University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Tselos, George D., and Colleen Wickey. "Chymia." A Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections in the History of Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1987.

Title: Chymia: Annual Studies in the History of Chemistry, Nos. 1-12.

Author Name: DAVIS, Tenney L. & Henry M. LEICESTER [eds.].

Categories: Chemistry,

Publisher: Philadelphia:, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1948-1967.: 1948

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: S11302

Keywords: Chemistry