New York: John Wiley, 1855. First Edition. Small Octavo. Item #004164
105 p. Justus von Liebig who had authored Die Organische Chemie in ihre Anwendung auf Agricultur und Physiologie in 1840 was one of the most formidable figures in chemistry during the mid-nineteenth century. He had established the radical theory of organic compounds, the hydrogen theory of acids and championed the idea of using artificial fertilizer in agriculture. He established the "Law of minimu" which even today is a basic concept in agriculture. A scarce item.Bound in modern back cloth, leather spine label gilt, endpapers renewed, text fresh. A very handsome copy.