Textbook by Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau (1737-1816) and his colleagues, written to accompany the course of chemistry they gave under the auspices of the Academy of Dijon. The work was hailed throughout Europe as an important milestone and de Morveau became famous almost overnight. The treatise was a precursor to de Morveau's Nomenclature chimique, which was first published by him in the Journal de Physique (1782).
Digitized content includes the title page and the work's single foldout table, titled "Synoptique des Dissolvans Chymiques & des Bases les Plus Simples, & des Produit de leur Union," or, a synoptic of chemical solvents and the simplest bases and the products of their union.
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