Examen Critique d'un écrit Posthume de Claude Bernard sur la Fermentation.
PASTEUR Louis (1879.)
£3500.00 [First Edition]
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
2 engraved plates, illustrations in the text. First edition. 8vo., original printed wrappers, fore and lower edges untrimmed, housed in a folding box. Paris, Gauthier-Villars.
A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title page 'A Monsieur Mony Très affectueux hommage. L.Pasteur'. Pasteur is one of the great names in the history of western science. He started as a chemist, but found his metier in the new field of microbiology, where his list of achievements is astonishing. He developed the process of pasteurisation, germ theory, saved the French wine and silk industries from succumbing to bacteria, developed vaccines for anthrax and rabies, in short he must have saved millions of lives.
Spine cracked but firm, some small loss to the head and tail, margins browned, extremities nicked, repair to the front free endpaper, still a fine copy.
Stock Code: 221376