An Attempt to Establish a Pure Scientific System of Mineralogy, by the Application of the Electro-Chemical Theory and Chemical Proportions.
London: Robert Baldwin, 1814.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #002474
An Attempt to Establish a Pure Scientific System of Mineralogy, by the Application of the Electro-Chemical Theory and Chemical Proportions. London: Robert Baldwin, 1814. 144 pp., including publisher's adverts at pp. -144. [Bound with] WARDROP, James. On Blood-letting. An Account of the Curative Effects of the Abstraction of Blood. London: J.B. Bailliere, 1835. , viii, 148 pp., including half-title. [Bound with] EYRE, James. Practical Remarks on Some Exhausting Diseases, Particularly Those Incident to Women. John Churchill, 1845. , iv, 75  pp.half-title. 3 works bound in one volume. 8vo (187 x 111 mm). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with morocco label lettered in gilt (extremities rubbed, corners bumped, spine repaired). Internally only little browned, minor spotting in places. Fine copy of a rare sammelband. ----
I. Wheeler Gift 721; Norman 225 and Partington IV, pp. 142-177 (both original ed.). VERY RARE FIRST EDITION in English, translated by John Black from the Swedish original "Försök att genom användandet af den electrokemiska theorien och de kemiska proportionerna grundlägga ett rent vettenskapligt system för mineralogien" published in the same year. "It was Berzelius who, by improving the methods of chemical analysis through his own investigations and by inspiring and directing the work of other Swedish chemists, led the way to a more widespread recognition of the paramount place which chemistry must occupy in the study of mineralogy" (Adams, The Birth and Development of the Geological Sciences). II. FIRST EDITION. Very rare. III. FIRST EDITION. Very rare.
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