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Faraday, Michael (1791-1867)

Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867.
c. 1825-c. 1835
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About this work


Annotated copy of Brande's 'Manuel of Chemistry'. London. 1819. With copious MS. holograph additions and notes, etc. by Faraday: extra-illustrated with engraved plates of the Royal Institution Laboratory, etc. These notes are mostly references and quotations from earlier writers on chemistry and from scientific journals. Many of the longer entries are initialed 'M. F.', and the latest date is 1835. Produced in London.


c. 1825-c. 1835

Physical description

3 volumes 1 vol. in 3. pp. xlvii + 652 + 2 ll. illus. 8vo. & 4to. 221/2 x 14 cm. 261/2 x 21 cm. Original half-Russia calf binding, badly worn, back-strips wanting. Brande's work has been cut up, and rebound into 3 inter-leaved 4to. volumes: Faraday's notes are written on the inter-leaves.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1931.

Biographical note

From 1813 Faraday was Chemistry Assistant at the Laboratory of the Royal Institution, first to Sir Humphry Davy [1778-1829], and then to William Thomas Brande [1788-1866], for whose lectures these extensive notes were compiled.

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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