Book Description

Friedrich Accum (1769-1838) was a notable German chemist who lived in London from 1791 to 1821. He wrote most of his publications in English. He was the first person to address the addition of chemicals to foodstuffs. In this book he calls out unscrupulous merchants boosting their profits at a cost to public health.
Dealer Notes
A thousand copies were sold within a month of publication and a second run (of which this is one) was printed the same year.
Author ACCUM Fredrick
Date 1820, 2nd edition
Binding Original brown cloth, rubbed at edges, corners bent; 19.5cm
Publisher Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London
Condition Pages a little browned at edges, remarkably little spotting or foxing, front hinge cracked but sound, inscription to front pastedown
Pages 4pp. adverts, xxiv, 360

Price: £250.00

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