Practical Chemistry: The Theory and Practice of Electro-deposition; Photographic Art; The Chemistry of Food by George Gore, Marcus Sparling, John Scoffern FIRST EDITION

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.....With a Chapter on its Adulterations; and The Chemistry of Artificial Illumination. First edition. No DJ issued. Marcus Sparling was Assistant to Roger Fenton, Esq. in taking the Crimea photographs. This book provides a rare insight into the chemical knowledge of the mid-eighteen hundreds, surrounding the new sciences of photography, food chemistry and street lighting. Marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine and corners and gilt raised bands to spine. Marbled end papers and edges. Illustrations and diagrams throughout. 


 Houlston and Stoneman/Wm S. Orr & Co, London

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 Used, good.  Spine very worn, particularly at ends. Spine partially detached at top back. Moderate wear to boards. Very light foxing to prelims. Pastedowns bright. Title page bright. Occasional finger marks in text block but otherwise clean and well-bound.