Fleury, Maurice de.
Pasteur et les pastoriens.
Paris: Rueff, 1895.
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of this important study of Pasteur and his followers (Duclaux, Grancher, Chamberland, Roux, Metchnikoff, Nocard, Straus, Chantemesse, Vaillard, Calmette, Nicolle, and Yersin), published shortly before the great scientist's death.
vii, 111 pp + an intense frontispiece etched portrait by Bracquemond in two states: before letters with remarque (SIGNED IN PENCIL) and after letters.
ONE OF ONLY 25 NUMBERED COPIES ON IMPERIAL JAPAN PAPER (only these copies have the etching in two states).
AN OUTSTANDING ASSOCIATION COPY, with a signed inscription from the author ro Paul Richer (1849-1933), eminent anatomist, physiologist, and sculptor.
Squarish 12mo. Entirely uncut in original wraps. Light wear to wraps, otherwise FINE AND BRIGHT, with the two etchings in perfect condition.
A pristine copy of a rare and important book.