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Second edition, comprehending the recent discoveries. 8vo. xi, , 619,  pp. 9 plates (, pl. IV bound facing p. 456, plates 8 and 9 bound toward the beginning), figures; plates slightly foxed. Original calf, gilt-stamped red leather spine label; spine replaced with kozo, title label chipped. Very good. The author of this work, John White Webster (1811-1850), was a Harvard chemistry professor, respected lecturer, and editor of chemical works. However, his promising career was cut short after he was charged and hanged for the murder of George Parkman over an unpaid debt in a highly sensationalized crime that rocked the city of Boston.
Title: A Manual of Chemistry, on the Basis of Professor Brande's; Containing the Principal Facts of the Science, Arranged in the Order in Which They Are Discussed and Illustrated in the Lectures at Harvard University, N.E.; The United States Military Academy, West Point; Brown University, Amherst, and Several Other Colleges in the United States. Compiled from the Works of the Most Distinguished Chemists. Designed as a Text Book for the Use of Students, and Persons Attending Lectures on Chemistry.
Publisher: Boston:, Richardson and Lord, 1828.: 1828
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: S11414