First Edition of Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur. Quelque Réflexions sur la Science en France. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1871. First edition. Octavo. 40 pages. Printed wrappers. Moderate foxing throughout. Damp-staining to upper corner. Ink name of previous owner to front wrapper. Occasional penciled underling. Splitting down the spine two inches. In custom chemise and slipcase. One of Pasteur's principle works in very good condition.

    This slender volume contains three essays. "Les Laboratoires" was first published in 1868. "Suppression du Cumul dans L'Enseignement des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles," and "Pourquoi la France n'a pas Trouvé D'Hommes Supérieurs au Moment du Péril" were published here for the first time.

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