Author:CHAPTAL, Jean Antoine (1756-1832)

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De l'Industrie Francoise.

By: CHAPTAL DE CHANTELOUP, Jean-Antoine Claude, Le Comte (1756-1832).

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Paris:, Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1819.: 1819

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: DL1044


2 volumes. 8vo. xlviii, 248; [iv], 462, [iii] pp. Half-titles, 4 folding tables. Modern buckram. Early ink ownership signature of Adam Seybert; bookplate of the Franklin Institute Library (gift of Henry Seybert), with their blind perforated stamp on each title-page. Very good. Signed by US Congressman Adam Seybert (d.1825). This book is one of the first thorough surveys of French industry and commerce. Chaptal is known as one of the first to adhere to Lavoisier's anti-phlogiston doctrine. He "had a lifelong interest in chemical manufacture and achieved success in its commercial as well as... View more info

"Memoire sur le sucre de betterave. Lu à la seance de la premiere classe de l'Institut Royal de France, le 23 octobre 1815." In: Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences de l'Institute de France. Annee 1816, Tome 1er.

By: CHAPTAL, Jean Antoine (1756-1832).

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Paris:, Chez Firmin Didot, 1818.: 1818

Seller ID: S2493


264 x 203 mm. 4to. 347-388 pp. [Entire volume included: xii, clxiv, 388 pp.] Light water-stain (sometimes mold) along bottom margin. Quarter calf, boards, spine replaced with dark kozo, simple paper spine label; rubbed. Bookplate of the Bibliotheque de Liancourt. Very good. Chaptal was a constant advocate of France's self-sufficiency and an early enthusiast of the possibility of replacing cane sugar with beet sugar. "In 1811 he was a member of a committee appointed by the First Class of the Institute to examine the possible production of beet sugar. It was not until 1815, when the end of ... View more info