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James Louis Macie Smithson
SMITHSON, James Louis Macie.

SMITHSON, James Louis Macie.
(1765 - 1829)

(Born: Paris, France, 1765; Died: Genoa, Italy, 1829) English chemist & mineralogist.

Biographical references: Allibone, Dictionary of English Literature, 1859-71. BBA: I 1019, 21-23. Poggendorff: 2, cols. 946-7. Watt, Bibliotheca Britannica, 1824. WBI.

1. English, 1879.
Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections | - 327 - | The Scientific Writings | Of | James Smithson. | [rule] | Edited By | William J. Rhees. | [ornament] | Washington: | Published By The Smithsonian Institution. | 1879.

8: [i]-vii, [1], [1]-159, [1] p., frontispiece (profile of Smithson), illus.

Contents: [Frontispiece].; [i-ii], Title page, verso "Judd & Detweiler, Printer's | Washington, D.C."; iii-iv, "Advertisement."; v-vii, "Contents."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-155, Text.; [156], Blank.; 157-159, "Index."; [1 pg], Blank.

Rare. A reprinting of James Smithson's scientific of writings together with "A memoir on the scientific character and researches of James Smithson" by Walter R. Johnson (p. 123-141) and another "On the works and character of James Smithson" by J. R. McD. Irby (p. 143-155.). Most of the original writing deal with chemistry, including the composition of various minerals.

Bibliographical references: NUC. NYPL Catalog.

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