6 Rare books. Books 1-5: ELEMENTS OF NATURAL HISTORY AND OF CHEMISTRY, Being the Second Edition of The Elementary Lectures on those Sciences, First Published in 1782, and now Greatly Enlarged and Improved by the Author, M. De Fourcroy, Doctor of the Faculty of Medicine at Paris, of the Royal Academy of Sciences etc., Translated into English. London, G.G. and J. Robinson, 1788, in 4 volumes, together with a 1799 supplement. Leather boards. Previous owner Elisha Camp stamp on title pages. Rare and important scientific publication, first English edition. Supplemental volume contains pull-out chart, Table of the Chymical Nomenclature. Book 6: HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF LOUISIANA, Embracing Translations of Many Rare and Valuable Documents Relating to the Natural, Civil and Political History of That State, Part II. Compiled by B.F. French. Published by Daniels and Smith, Philadelphia, 1850. 301 pages. CONDITION: Items 1-5: Original leather binding is dry, worn and cracking with separations to boards, titles missing from spines. Some foxing and browning to interior pages, most notably to supplement; chart is in good condition except for severe browning at far edge of margin. The cover to Volume 4 is completely detached. Item 6: Wear, stains, some losses and ex-library numbers to spine and cover. Spine loose. Interior pages in good condition.
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