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"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 ... View more info