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Lot 1139: BAILLY, J.-S. Discours et mémoirs, par l’auteur de l’historie de l’astronom

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: BAILLY, J.-S. Discours et mémoirs, par l’auteur de l’historie de l’astronomie. Par., De Bure, 1790. 2 vols. (8), 454; (4), 434 pp. W. fold. table. Beautiful cont. cf. w. dec. gilt backs, dec. gilt borders "à la Grecque" on all sides, w. red and green labels. Splendid set of this first collected edition of the smaller works of Bailly. The essay on slaughterhouses, contained in the second volume, and that on the imaginative power of animals appear for the first time in book form. Lavoisier collaborated to the tracts on animal magnetism, on the Hôtel-Dieu and that on the slaughterhouses. - DSB I, 400-402.
Estimated Price: € 360

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