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Conversations on chemistry :

in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained and illustrated by experiments : in two volumes /
[by Mrs. Jane Marcet].
Main Creator: Marcet, Mrs. (Jane Haldimand), 1769-1858.
Contributors: Lowry, Wilson, 1762-1824, engraver.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster Row, 1809
Edition:The 3rd ed., rev., corrected, and considerably enl.
Notes:Vol. 1: xvii, [1], 347 p., 9 leaves of plates; v. 2: xii, 363, [13] p., 3 leaves of plates.


"Advertisement" by the author in v. 1, p. v-vi, describes addition of material on electrochemistry and is dated: London, 24th November, 1809.

Twelve numbered plates engraved on copper by Wilson Lowry after drawings by the author, dated: Octr. 2nd, 1809.

Errata: Vol. 1, [1] p. following p. xvii; v. 2: p. [11] at end.

Publisher's advertisement: v. 2, p. [12-13] at end.

Includes index.

Cf. Osborne Coll., p. 829.

Contents (from t.p.): Vol. 1. On simple bodies -- v. 2. On compound bodies.

Tp. of vol. I. wanting.

Physical description: 2 v. : ill. (copper-engravings) ; 20 cm. (12mo)

Table of Contents:
Vol. 1: On the general principles of chemistry
On light and heat
Continuation of the subject
On combined caloric, comprehending specific heat and latent heat
On the chemical agencies of electricity
On oxygen and nitrogen
On hydrogen
On sulphur and phosporus
On carbon
On metals. Vol. 2: On the attraction of composition
On alkalies
On earths
On acids
On the sulphuric and phosphoric acids
On the nitric and carbonic acids
On the boracic, fluoric, muriatic, and oxygenated muriatic acids
On the nature and composition of vegetables
On the decomposition of vegetables
History of vegetaion
On the composition of animals
On the animal economy
On animalization, nutrition, and respiration
On animal heat and of various animal products.