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HATCHETT, Charles (1765--1847)
On the spikenard of the ancients. By Charles Hatchett, Esq. F.R.S. &c.
London:, printed by William Nicol,, [1836].
[4], 21, [1] p., fold. litho. pl. ; 23.8 cm. (4º)

Drop-head title from p. [1]. Dated at the end 'Belle Vue House, Chelsea, March 8, 1836'. With a half-title reading 'On The Spikenard Of The Ancients.' The lithographed frontispiece of Nardus indica by C. Hullmandel is reproduced from the Philosophical Transactions for the year 1790, p. 292. Hatchett, son of a coachmaker, maintained the family business after a successful career as a chemist and, as a long-term resident of Chelsea, was well-known as a collector of books and paintings, and as a musician. He was also active with the Charity Schools of St. Luke's. See: W.P. Griffiths and P.J.T. Morris, 'Charles Hatchett FRS (1765--1847), chemist and discoverer of Niobium', Notes. Rec. Roy. Soc. Lond., 57 (3), 2003, pp. 299--316.

Copy Notes A draft of Soane's letter dated 19 May 1836 thanks the author for the copy of his Tract ... / which he was so obliging as to / send yesterday. (Priv. Corr. I.H.8). Bound last in a collection of pamphlets.

Binding Later C19th half brown binder's cloth, grey paper boards. Numbered '104' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5177

Additional Names Hatchett, Charles (1765--1847)

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