The Domestic Chemist: Comprising Instructions for the Detection of Adulteration in Numerous Articles Employed in Domestic Economy, Medicine, and the Arts. To Which Are Subjoined, the Art of Detecting Poisons in Food and Organic Mixtures; and a Popular Introduction to the Principles of Chemical Analysis. [book]
Book is bound in leather, with stitching and glue; the body text is 340 pages; paper is pasted on the front and back covers, leaving the corners and the area around the spine; on the spine, there are four raised horizontal lines to imitate cord binding, embossed and gilded ornamentation; the title …
Book is bound in leather, with stitching and glue; the body text is 340 pages; paper is pasted on the front and back covers, leaving the corners and the area around the spine; on the spine, there are four raised horizontal lines to imitate cord binding, embossed and gilded ornamentation; the title on the spine is embossed on red background and gilded; the paper on the cover and the text block are decorated with a marbled pattern in blue, red and black; the leather is ruled along the edges of the paper.
Inside the front cover is handwritten in ink, "[illeg.]/049", "J" in pencil, and "James H Lynde" in pencil; on the first blank page of the text block, "James H Lynde" is handwritten in ink, and "James Henry Lynde // Lown Hale" with pencil; the cover of the book reads, "THE // DOMESTIC CHEMIST: // COMPRISING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE // DETECTION OF ADULTERATION // IN NUMEROUS ARTICLES EMPLOYED // IN // Domestic Economy, Medicine, and the Arts. [ornate style] // TO WHICH ARE SUBJOINED, // THE ART OF DETECTING POISONS // IN FOOD AND ORGANIC MIXTURES; // AND // A POPULAR INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES // OF // CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. // — // ILLUSTRATED BY ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD. // — // LONDON: // BUMPUS & GRIFFIN, 3, SKINNER-STREET; // AND RICHARD GRIFFIN AND CO. GLASGOW. // — // 1831."
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Length 14.3 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 2.4cm
The paper and leather on the cover are lost at the edges, and the thick cardboard underneath is exposed; the leather is abraded at the edges and the corners to expose a reddish inner matrix; there are many abrasion marks and scratch marks on the paper of the back cover; the text block has discoloured to an uneven light beige; there are fingerprints and brown spots on the pages; a brown solid is embedded between the back of the grey paper and the first page of the text block, causing brown stains; the illustrations printed on the page before the title page have bled onto the title page.
On frontispiece: "SURGERY // OF // MODERN WARFARE // EDITED BY HAMILTON BAILEY, F.R.C.S. // COMPILED BY SEVENTY-TWO CONTIBUTORS // VOLUME 1 // With 375 Illustrations // Many in Color // Second Edition //(Complete in Two Volumes) // EDINBURGH // E & S. LIVINGSTON // 16 ADN 17 TEVIOT PLACE // 1942"; hand written inside and back cover: "1-10-42 // J. E. Howis Capt. // R.C.A.A.C.
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Covers show wear especially along edges; front cover with black spot