Bibliotheca chemica: A catalogue of the alchemical, chemical and pharmaceutical books in the collection of the late James Young of Kelly and Durris....by John Ferguson. 2 vols.Glasgow: James Maclehose, 1906.
One of the great landmarks of descriptive scientific bibliography. With bibliographical details of each work, biographical notices of each writer, and exhaustive lists of references in chronological order, its scope and accuracy set a standard rarely equalled in the bibliography of the history of science. Sir William Osler (d. 1919) considered Ferguson’s catalogue the model of descriptive scientific bibliography. The Young collection is preserved in the Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.
Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Chemistry / Biochemistry, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, Chemistry › Alchemy, Chemistry › History of Chemistry, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals