Author: Śniadecki Jędrzej , 1768 - 1838
Title: Początki chemii dla użycia słuchaczów przy Imperatorskim Wileńskim Uniwersytecie ułożone TI, TII.
Title in English: Introduction into Chemistry for the Use of the Audience, Composed by the Imperial University of Vilna.
Published: Wilno: w Wilnie nakładem i drukiem Józefa Zawadskiego. W Warsszawie w xięgarni Zawadzkiego z Węckiego przywilętowanych drukarzy i xięgarzy. TI: 1816; TII: 1817/ Printed and Published in Vilnius by Józef Zawadski. In the Warsaw Zawadzki and Wencki Bookshop of Privileged Printers and Publishers
Format: T. I, 368 p.,TII. 517.
Binding: contemporary binding.
The Beginnings of Chemistry, the first Polish-language chemistry textbook.
Stamp: Библиотека Семинарiй.
Jędrzej Sniadecki’s Introduction into Chemistry was the first chemistry textbook in Lithuania. It was first published in Vilnius in 1800, with later editions in 1807 and 1816–1817 in Vilnius and Warsaw. The book is marked with the seal of the Library of the Vilnius Diocese Priest Seminary. It was printed in Józef Zawadzki’s printing house, which operated in Vilnius in 1805–1940. The works published by this printing house were notable for their high quality print. Between 1805 and 1865, it printed over 1,500 works: textbooks, calendars, religious, scientific, literary and other texts in Latin, Polish, Russian, German, and Lithuanian.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 182.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 182-183.
Exhibitions: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books", September 3, 2018 – October 21, 2018.