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Scheffer, Henrik Theophil (1710-1759) & Bergman, Torbern Olof (1735-1784)

  • Scheffer, Henrik Theophil, 1710-1759
Late 18th century
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Fragment of an English translation of Scheffer's 'Essai sur l'art de la Teinture, commenté et developpé par T. Bergman', Paris. The first 6 ll. of this section contain 'Extracts from a Memoir upon the fuming [muriate?] of tin, or fuming liquor of Libavius' by Guillaume François Rouelle [1703-1770], written in 1770 as 'Observations chymiques sur la liqueur fumante de Libavius', and published in the 'Journal de l'Académie de Médicine' 1779, Vol. XLVIII, pp. 445-448. The second item [incomplete] is 'Experiments upon Vegetables ... by Mr Ingenhouz', a work published in 1779 by Jan Ingenhousz [1730-1799].


Late 18th century

Physical description

1 volume ff. 84-158 + 10 ll. 4to. 20 × 16 cm. Original boards, defective. Ff. 1-83. 86, 104, 107, 111, 112, 130, 131 wanting: lower half of Fol. 158 torn away. Of the 10 ll. at the other end of the volume, the end of the second work is wanting, and the lower half of the last leaf is torn away: the first leaf is stained.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1930.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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