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William LEWIS Expériences physiques et chymiques relatives aux commerces & aux arts

William LEWIS

Expériences physiques et chymiques relatives aux commerces & aux arts

Chez Desaint, à Paris 1768, in-12 (9,5x17cm), xl, 400pp. et viij, 392pp. et xij, 410pp., 3 volumes reliés.


Original French edition translated by M. de Puisieux; illustrated five planks (furnace) containing several figures. Full glossy mottled brown calf. Smooth back decorated. Part of title and volume number in brown morocco. Heads threadbare. Caps Tail Volume II threadbare. The book is distinguished by a remarkable history of alchemical gold, with different experiences to give the color of gold; a history of colors and how to obtain them; Finally, a history of platinum and its mixtures with gold, silver, etc ... The whole falls within the scope of craftsmanship in the production of objects for trade, such as glasses gold color, dyeing black silk ... The author also serves two purposes, not only the technical means to achieve different objects of art but also of recognizing false and workmanship . --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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