Paris, Lacombe, 1766. 8vo. In two nice contemporary full calf bindings with richly gilt spines and royal coat of arms ["Honi soit qui mal y pense"] to front and back board of both volumes. Wear to extremities and front board of volume 1 party detached. Part of tome-label on both volumes missing. Internally fine. XXIII, (1), 588 pp.; (4), 715, (1) pp.
First edition of Marcquer's Dictionnaire in applied chemistry.
"In the avertissement Philippe states that his brother's dictionaire de chymie had recently appeared, and he suggests that the present work will form a logical sequelto the Dictionnaire raisonné d'histoire naturelle. Rare. Not in Blake, Collison, Watt, or the usual chemical bibliographies". (Neville, vol. 2, p 110.)