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The chemical experimentalist; or, an attempt to allure by experiment. Third edition.

Author Stuart, John Knox
Title The chemical experimentalist; or, an attempt to allure by experiment. Third edition.
Imprint Paisley: Caldwell
Date of Publication 1834-37
Language English
Notes With the running title of "Stuart's Useful Information for the People", this book is an excellent example of early 19th-century attempts to popularise science for the masses. The author aims to guide the reader "towards the cultivation of the simple and sublime science - chemistry", using simple language and lots of diagrams. The book appears to have been issued in individual numbers which form seven parts. Of particular interest are the rather crudely produced illustrations, including an advertisement for the author's own popular medicines, as well as a cloth sample on p. 121.
Shelfmark AB.3.208.01
Acquired on 14/01/08
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