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1774 SCARCE FRENCH MANUAL ON THE CHEMISTRY OF TASTE AND SMELL AND THE PRODUCTION OF LIQUEURS, ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGRAVINGS OF DISTILLATION EQUIPMENT. 8 inches tall hardcover, 2 volumes in one, octavo. xlviii, 210; -320, [4 (avis au relieur & errata) inserted between pages 318 and 319],  pp. 6 engraved plates, index, binder's instructions and errata; light stains, yellowing, marginal tear page 313. Original calf boards, corners worn, expertly rebacked spine with raised bands, gilt red leather label. ‘’Placed in the text are six plates of stills and apparatus. Each plate is signed: De la Gardette Sculp. On p. xxvii is a wood cut of the author’s musical scale of flavors. This *new edition’ appears to be the third. The first edition was 1755 and the second was 1766, each having only 390 pages. This edition has been ‘completely changed, augmented and enriched’ with new processes. The work discusses in detail the operations of infusion, distillation, composition and filtration used in the preparation of spirits, flavors, perfumes and essential oils. Specific preparations are treated in full. A chapter on the physiological effects of overindulgence in strong spirits has been added …” – Cole, William, Chemical Literature 1700-1860 A Bibliography, p 433. PONCELET, POLYCARPE (1720 ca. - 1780) was “a French rural economist, born at Verdun, lived in the second half of the eighteenth century. He wrote a ‘Natural History of Wheat,’ (1779) and other works” such as this one on the chemistry of smell and taste. – Thomas, Joseph; Universal pronouncing dictionary of biography and mythology, volume 2, p. 1824.
Title: Nouvelle Chymie du Gout et de l'Odorat, ou l'art de composer facilement & a peu de frais les Liqueurs a boire & les Eaux de Senteurs
Edition: Nouvelle edition, Entierement changee, considerablement augmentee & enrichie
Publisher: Paris, Pissot: 1714
Item: 1.00 lbs
Seller ID: 379
Keywords: taste; nutrition; spirits; agriculture