pp. 110. 2 folding engraved plates. Original light blue printed wrappers, spine frayed with some loss, ex-libris Wellcome Institute with their labels on recto and verso of the front cover [one of these partially obscures the imprint]and stamps to verso of title [including 'withdrawn' stamp] and in the lower margin of the final leaf, an old damp stain over the lower half of the text now faded, the plates dust-marked in the lower inner margin, within a new solander box.
*The very rare offprint from Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 3e. serie, t.LXIV. A small number of these offprints were produced following journal publication in the same year but was preceded by the paper in the Annales des Sciences naturelles, Zoologie 4th. series, 1861. No offprints from that latter journal were produced. GARRISON-MORTON #2475 for the 1861 paper - 'The success of experiments recorded in the above paper marks the downfall of the theory of spontaneous generation. Pasteur's researches on fermentation led him to the discovery of the bacteria and yeasts and hence to the germ theory of disease; from this all modern bacteriology and immunology have developed.' See also OSLER #1545 this imprint; PARTINGTON History of Chemistry, v.IV, pp.749-750 (History of Organic Chemistry); SPARROW Milestones of Science, plate 183 (one of the folding plates) and p.41 from the journal issue; HASKELL NORMAN 1654 this offprint; PMM 336c.
Date Published: 1862. First separate edition. 8vo.
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