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Image caption[Emblem of chemistry: Cherubs with a table of chemical or alchemical symbols]
Image Type Print (Engraving)
Image Date 1756
Size 7.5 x 6 cm.
Call number Smith 540 M248.2 1756 V.1 TP
Notes From the second 1756 printing of the second edition of Macquer's text; this printing was issued by a new publisher, with reset type. Furnace at right. At left is a vessel known as a gourd, with its capital and receiver for distillation. This image is used on the bookplate of the Smith Collection.
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function
Capital (Lat. Capitum; Head)  
Furnace (Stove, Oven)  
Receiver Distillation 
Publishig information
Author Macquer, Pierre Joseph , 1718 - 1784
TitleÉlémens de chymie-pratique, contenant la description des opérations fondamentales de la chymie, avec des explications et des remarques sur chaque opération. Seconde edition.
PublisherChez Pierre-Francois Didot le Jeune...
Imprint Date1756
Location in BookTitle-page (vignette)