Collection of 3 works, bound in one volume in-8, fawn glazed calf, smooth spine partitioned and decorated with gilt designs including fleurs-de-lis with high red title-piece, gilt fleurdelisé frieze framing the boards with gilt coat of arms in the center, gilt edges, inner gilt roulette, spine
slightly faded (contemporary binding).
TABLE COMPARÉ de la conduite qu'ont tenue envers moi les ministres de l'ancien régime avec celle des ministres du nouveau régime. In Paris, from the printing house of P. Didot l'aîné. 1814. In-8, (2 blanks)- xiv-80 pp., foxing. FIRST EDITION. - TREATISE ON PRECIOUS STONES. In Paris, from the printing house of Firmin Didot, 1814. In-8, xi-(1 blank)-64 pp. ORIGINAL EDITION, RARE, of which the CCfr lists only three copies. - MEANS OF REMEDYING VEGETABLE POISONS, those produced by metallic substances, and animal venom. In Paris, by Firmin Didot, 1811. In-8, x-88 pp. Second revised and enlarged edition, published the same year as the original.
THE CHEMIST AND MINERALOGIST BALTHASAR-GEORGES SAGE (1740-1824) founded in 1783 the École des Mines, which he directed and where he taught chemistry, mineralogy and docimasie, i.e.
Among his students were Jean-Antoine Chaptal and Jean-Baptiste Louis de Romé de L'Isle.
A member of the Academy of Sciences, he was one of the great analytical chemists of the eighteenth century, a skilled manipulator and an excellent teacher: he remains famous for his work on the preparation of Prussian blue and on the desalination of sea water, but he failed to recognize the importance of Lavoisier's work and refused to abandon the erroneous theory of phlogiston.
EXAMPLE WITH THE ROYAL ARMS (unrecorded large variant of iron no. 3 of
pl. n° 2497 of OHR).