Traite de la Conservation des Grains, et en particulier du Froment. DUHAMEL du MONCEAU, Henri Louis.

Traite de la Conservation des Grains, et en particulier du Froment.

Paris. Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Louis-Francois Delatour. 1754. 1754. Hardcover. 16.5cm, (2nd) new edition corrected & enlarged, xlii,311p., with 12 folding plates, in full contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt spine titles & panel decorations, marbled endpapers, upper front corner bumped, some wear at the edges, sound, very good to fine copy () - An early treatise on the preserving of grains, in particular wheat, with detailed diagrams of machinery in use at the time. Published first in 1753, the second edition has been corrected and enlarged. An important study by a member of the Royal Society of Sciences and the Royal Society of London. Duhamel du Moceau, Henri-Louis (1700-1782). Attended science lectures at Jardindu roi; elected to Academie royale des Sciences (1728) after his demonstrations that blight of the saffron plant was caused by a parasite. In chemistry, studies Forbenius' ether (with Jean Grosse); argued that salts had different fixed alkaline components, which were essentially soda and potash. Interest in botany and agronomy led to study of cultivation and use of timer; became naval inspector, and wrote on structural properties of wood and rigging of ships. Contributed to improvement of French agriculture by exposition (and occasional criticism) of theories of Jethro Toll. - DSB p214. Item #19679

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