"VINEGAR IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN ACIDS, AND ITS DISCOVERY MUST HAVE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED THAT OF WINE…"
DUSSAUCE, H. A General Treatise on the Manufacture of Vinegar. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1871. Octavo, original brown cloth. $850.
First edition, with numerous in-text tables and diagrams.
This work treats matters both "theoretical and practical, comprising the chemical principles involved in the preparation of acetic acid and its derivatives, and the practical details of the various methods of preparing vinegar by the slow and the quick processes, with alcohol, wine, grain, malt, cider, molasses, beets, etc.; as well as the fabrication of pyroligneous acid, wood vinegar, etc. etc. Together with their applications, and a treatise on acetometry." Early owner signatures.
Scattered light soiling to text, front inner paper hinge expertly reinforced; cloth with light wear to spine ends, a bit of soiling to rear panel. A very good copy.