Chemistry of Nature
...designed as a popular exposition of the chemical constitution and relations of natural objects, and as a general introduction to the study of chemical science.
Hardcover 12mo, 312pp. Full crushed calf with gilt stamped decoration, marbled edges and endpapers. School prize binding with bookplate removed from pastedown and later gift inscription penned on first blank. Rubbing and bumping to the exterior, repair to front hinge. Housed in mylar wrap. A sparsely illustrated work on natural science designed to pique curiosity and develop a general understanding, particularly with regard to the effects of water and air.