Plain Discourses on the Laws or Properties of Matter: Containing the Elements or Principles of Modern Chemistry; with More Particular Details of Those Practical Parts of the Science Most Interesting to Mankind, and Connected with Domestic Affairs. Addressed to All American Promoters of Useful Knowledge.

New York: Brisban & Brannan, 1806.

Price: $750.00

About the item

First edition, with half-title. Illustrated with 2 full page engavings of chemical apparatus. 469 (+3 ads) pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, red leather spine label. Extremities slightly rubbed, else Fine. Contemporary bookplate of Robert Cook, “The wicked borroweth, and returneth not again”.

Item #231455

The book is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson who was a fellow student of Ewell's brother at William and Mary College. Ewell studied with Bejamin Rush and produced this first American chemistry text for the nonscientist.