Paris:, Tournachon - Molin et Seguin, 1819. : 1819
Seller ID: S8835
8vo. (205 x 127 mm) xvi, 401,  pp. 2 folding tables, 2 folding plates. Occasional light foxing. Early quarter brown crushed morocco over green marbled boards, gilt-stamped rules and title on spine; corners bumped, some edge wear. Very good. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, augmented with many notes by Fontaneilles, of Dandolo's Art of Rearing Silkworms, obtaining the greatest quantity of mulberry leaves, and the best number possible of premium quality cocoons. Dandolo, an Italian chemist and agriculturist, was made governor of Dalmatia by Napoleon and helped improve conditions in that country by d... View More...
Offprint from:, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Part IV, 1882. : 1882
Seller ID: S4219
299 x 239 mm. 4to. [ii], 1181-1413, [1 blank] pp. Numerous tables (including 3 folding). Original printed wrappers; top cover LACKING. Ex library rubber stamps. Very good. John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert collaborated for more than fifty years as they built the Lawes's estate of Rothamsted into a world-famous institution of agricultural chemistry. In 1834 Lawes inherited the manor and estate of Rothamsted after studying at Eton and Oxford without taking a degree. Lawes used what he learned from agricultural experiments to produce "super-phosphate" and other products by which he beca... View More...