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Instruction sur l'établissement des nitrières et sur la fabrication du salpêtre, publiée par ordre du roi, par les Régisseurs généraux des Poudres & Salpêtres

  • 1777
  • Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
  • 25 cm H
  • Rare Book Storage
  • Neville Rare Book Collection
  • RGNb10341730


The directors of the Gunpowder Administration (established in 1775) published this book on the cultivation of saltpeter, undoubtedly written by Lavoisier, in the hopes of fostering a domestic supply of artificially produced saltpeter.  Cultivation of saltpeter was not much practiced in France, except near Lavoisier’s ancestral town of Villier-Cotterets.

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