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A History of Platinum and Its Allied Metals

A History of Platinum and Its Allied Metals

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Author: Donald McDonald & Leslie B. Hunt

Publisher: Johnson Mathey

 Published: 1982

Hardback

190 x 280 mm. 450pp.Profusely illustrated. A first edition in excellent condition overall. This book ".provides a detailed record of the rumours of the discovery of platinum during the seventeenth century, of the investigations carried out by many distinguished scientists in England, Sweden, Germany, France and Spain and their frustrating attempts to bring about its melting, and then of its successful production in malleable and useful form and its growing range of industrial applications." Internally very clean. Generally fine d\w with one or two creases. Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage.  1982