Études sur la maladie des vers a soie, moyen pratique assuré de la combattre et d'en prévenir le retour. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1870
2 volumes, 8vo (239 x 128mm.), half-titles, photogravure frontispiece, 37 plates (13 helio-lithographed, 21 engraved, 2 photogravure) of which 12 hand-coloured, illustrations in the text, original printed wrappers, uncut, backstrips cracked
FIRST EDITION of Pasteur's findings on silkworm diseases following five years of research. His results enabled the French silk industry to recover after years of decline due to both parasitic and environmental problems.
Eimas 1897; Norman 1657
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