Herman Boerhaave - Elementa chemiae - 1737

Herman Boerhaave - Elementa chemiae - 1737
Ciencias (general), Medicina, Química - Cantidad: 2 - Libro

Elementa Chemiae, quae anniversario labore docuit, in publicis, privatisque scholis, Hermannus Boerhaave.

Two quarto (or rather 6mo) volumes (24 cm tall). Volume I: [8], 499, [1], XVII tipped-in plates. Volume II - pages: [8], 331, [1]


Volume 1: Qui continet historiam et artis theoriam.
Volume 2: Qui continet operationes chemicas.
Includes indexes.

A lovely and very scarce Venice edition of the famous work by Boerhaave, hailed as the 'Dutch Hippocrates'.

Trained as a physician and botanist, Boerhaave (1668 – 1738) also made important contributions to physical chemistry. This textbook was the culmination of his academic lectures at the University of Leiden, in which Boerhaave outlined influential theories on heat, fire, and the expansion of bodies, incorporating many elements of the corpuscular theory expounded by Descartes. Boerhaave is considered a pioneer in physical chemistry for having introducing quantitative methods into the measure of temperature and mass and for performing some of the earliest research on the measurement of heat.

Boerhaave also established the axiom now known as "Boerhaave's law", which states that: “Every body, whether solid or fluid, is augmented in all its dimensions by any increase of its sensible heat.” Lavoisier would later cite this law in the first sentence of his 'Elements of Chemistry'.

A really lovely two-volume set in vellum, in excellent condition with all 17 plates. This is often hailed as the best published of all the many early editions of the 'Elementa Chemiae'.

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Número de libros
Ciencias (general), Medicina, Química
Autor/ Ilustrador
Herman Boerhaave
Título del libro
Elementa chemiae
Muy bueno
Año de publicación artículo más antiguo
Primera edición en este formato
Lengua original
Venice : Apud Sebastianum Coleti
24×18 cm
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