Elements of Chemistry 1831 Benjamin Silliman Yale College Lectures 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Elements of Chemistry, in the Order of the Lectures Given in Yale College by Benjamin Silliman.
Published 1830, New Haven, Connecticut by Hezekiah Howe.
2 volumes. 518, 696 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with small intext illustrations. Folding plates at rear.
Period full leather bindings, slightly raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled edges and end papers.
Set is 190 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed with small minor surface splitting, corners worn down at tips, set remains overall very attractive.
Text block paper is gently toned, light scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 5 1/2" W.