LAVOISIER, Antoine-Laurent (1743-1794). Opuscules physiques et chymiques. Paris: Prault for Durand, Didot, Esprit, 1774.
2 parts in one volume, 8vo (198 x 127 mm). 3 engraved folding plates after La Gardette. (Some creasing to plates.) Contemporary tan calf gilt, edges red (upper cover detached, chipping with losses to spine). FIRST EDITION in which Lavoisier refutes phlogiston theory, and including a review of his experiments with gasses, and in combustion and calcination. Lavoisier, known as the father of modern Chemistry, did not publish any additional volumes of this work.
Estimate $ 800-1,200