The new chemistry. Part of the “International Scientific Series.”

New York: Appleton and Company, 1874. 12mo. 326, [10] pp. FIRST EDITION. With numerous text illustrations. Original blind stamped publisher’s cloth, author and title in gilt on the spine, with some minor wear; interior excellent. From the library of Arnold Thackray (founder of the Chemical Heritage Foundation) with his bookplate. Item #14836

First edition. An attractive copy, published as part of a series of popularized science-related monographs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Originally appearing in the form of lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute, “they aimed to present the modern theories of chemistry to an intelligent but not a professional audience.”

Cooke (1827-1894) is considered the founder of Harvard’s department of chemistry, where he worked tirelessly to expand its resources and equipment. His work on the measurement of atomic weights inspired his pupil (and future Nobelist) Theodore Richards to pursue his own experiments in the field.

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