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The art of distillation: or, A treatise of the choicest spagyrical preparations, experiments, and curiosities, performed by way of distillation. Together with the description of the choicest furnaces and vessels used by ancient and modern chymists and the anatomy of gold and silver; . In six books. . fourth impression.Including: The London-distiller, .London, printed by E. Cotes for T. Williams, 1667. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With about 46 woodcut illustrations in the text. Parchment (recased using old materials).
- Duveen, p. 231; ESTC R778; Ferguson, pp. 292-293; Wing F2172. Fourth edition of the English standard work on distillation, with about 46 woodcuts showing a wide variety of distilling equipment, bottles and furnaces. At the end is an additional work, The London-distiller, giving detailed instructions for distilling alcoholic drinks and including the regulations of the London Company of Distillers. The sections on sublimation (the conversion of a solid directly into a gas) and calcination (transformation of a solid compound by heating) were added in the third edition of 1664. John French (1616-1657) was a surgeon in the British army. With an occasional, mostly marginal, small hole or tear, one hole slightly affecting the text of 1 leaf, and waterstains in the last 2 quires, but book and binding still in good condition. A thorough and well-illustrated standard work on distillation.
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