Notes taken from the lectures on chemistry delivered in 1786-1787 by Joseph Black

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      GB 206 MS 34
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      5 vols Wanting: vols 4-8. Contemporary ink foliation in each volume. Each volume has a manuscript title-page, with the quotation "Forsan haec olim meminisee juvabit. Virg." and the date: 1786-7. Old leather binding; lettered on spine: BLACK'S CHEMISTRY

Scope and Content

Contents: Vol.1: Lectures 1-14; Vol.2: Lectures 15-21; Vol.3: Lectures 22-40; Vol.9: Lectures 102-110; Vol.10: Lecture 110 [contd]; 105-107, on different topics from those of the previous lectures 105-107; 4 lectures unnumbered

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Black (1728-1799) was professor of medicine and chemistry in the University of Edinburgh, 1766-1797. His lectures were not published until 1803, when an edition was brought out by John Robison, in order to prevent the unauthorised publication of notes taken by students. See vol.1: Preface.

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The gift of Mrs Chaston Chapman, 1939


In English

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Custodial History

The Chaston Chapman Collection of books on the history of chemistry and allied subjects, formed by Alfred Chaston Chapman, F.R.S.

Additional Information

The signature A. Chaston Chapman is written at the beginning of each volume