Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Louis Pierre Gratiolet Autograph Letter Signed "Dr. Pierre Gratiolet". Four pages of a bifolium, 5.25" x 8"; no place, no date. Written in French, untranslated, a letter to Jean Pierre Flourens, perpetual secretary of the Academy of Sciences in Paris France. Gratiolet (1815-1865) was a French anatomist and zoologist most noted for his work in neuroanatomy, physiognomy, and physical anthropology. Flourens (1794-1867) was a French physiologist and founder of experimental brain science as well as a pioneer in anesthesia.

    Condition: Gently toned with bold ink writing. Pencil annotations at top of first page. Flattened folds.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    18th Monday
    Auction Dates
    6th Saturday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    21 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 168
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
    Track Item