BAUMÉ (Antoine). Memoir on the best way to... - Lot 180 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

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BAUMÉ (Antoine). Memoir on the best way to... - Lot 180 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
BAUMÉ (Antoine). Memoir on the best way to build alembics and furnaces suitable for the distillation of wines to obtain brandies. Paris, P. Fr. Didot, 1778. In-8, half brown calf, smooth spine decorated, red title page (Binding of the period).
Title, pp. (iii) to viii, 128 pp. one table and 3 folding plates of furnaces and stills.
Edition published the same year as the original, in-4; this memoir had just been awarded the prize of the Société libre d'émulation.
Antoine Baumé (1728-1804) was an apothecary on rue Coquillière in Paris and the author of various inventions in chemistry; this memoir includes an essay on the areometer or weighing-liquor, and research on the freezing of water.
Baumé also created the first ammonia salt factory in France, new dyeing and gilding processes, and carried out research for recipes for horse chestnuts, cocoa butter, candy sugar, jams, fruit jellies, licorice...
Old handwritten bookplate : Thomasset. - Modern printed bookplate Henri Tardivi.
Binding very worn, with missing spine. Some foxing.
Simon, 177; Oberlé, Bachique, 407: original edition in-4.
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