(1786? - 1844)
(Born: 1786?; Died: 1844) English scientific writer.
Biographical references: Allibone, Dictionary of English Literature, 1859-71. BBA: I 772, 412-415. Poggendorff: 2, col. 158 ??. Watt, Bibliotheca Britannica, 1824. WBI.
1. English, 1823.
A | Dictionary | Of | Chemistry, Mineralogy, | And | Geology, | In Accordance With The | Present State Of Those Sciences | [tapered rule] | By James Mitchell, A.M. F.A.S. | [double rule] | London: | Printed For Sir Richard Phillips, And Co. | Bridge Street. | [rule] | 1823. | Price 10s. 6d. boards, or 12s. 6d. calf gilt.
12°: π2 A-2D6; 336l.; , [i]-xviii, , 1-630,  p., frontispiece (chemical laboratory), 14 text illus.
Page size: 158 x 98 mm.
Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso "London: | Printed by A Applegath, Stamford Street."; [2 pgs], "Preface."-dated March 1823.; [i]-xviii, "Introduction."; [1 pg], "Engravings | Contained In This Volume."; [1 pg], Blank.; 1-630, Text.; [18 pgs], Publisher's catalog.
Very scarce. A dictionary of chemistry, mineralogy, and geology written at the time when each of these sciences that had all been considered as one study began to be viewed as separate studies. The terms are defined accurately, and particular attention is made of British contributions to the development of these sciences. The frontispiece shows a typical chemical laboratory of the period, and other engravings in the text depict a gas blowpipe, crystallization, a still, an apparatus for making hydrogen gas, other chemical apparatus, fossils, agates, geological strata, etc.
Bibliographical references: BL.