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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 198

    MAUPERTUIS, Pierre Louis Moreau de (1698-1759). Oeuvres...Nouvelle edition corrigée & augmentée. Lyon: J.-M. Bruyset, 1756. 4 volumes, 8° (191 x 118mm). Titles printed in red and black, engraved map, numerous diagrams in the text in volume IV, half-titles (a little worming in lower inner corner of the last 2 leaves of approbation in vol.IV). Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt spines with contrasting labels (rather rubbed, a few wormholes in spines, foot of spine of vol.III repaired).

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    MAUPERTUIS, Pierre Louis Moreau de (1698-1759). Oeuvres...Nouvelle edition corrigée & augmentée. Lyon: J.-M. Bruyset, 1756. 4 volumes, 8° (191 x 118mm). Titles printed in red and black, engraved map, numerous diagrams in the text in volume IV, half-titles (a little worming in lower inner corner of the last 2 leaves of approbation in vol.IV). Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt spines with contrasting labels (rather rubbed, a few wormholes in spines, foot of spine of vol.III repaired).

    'One of Maupertius more remarkable studies related to the study of heredity of a dominant trait in three generations in a family. His conclusion that the components of heredity came from both parents and could be inherited from either of them foreshadow the laws of Mendel a century later', Gedeon, pp.278-79.

    With a much expanded second edition of W. Bateson's Mendel's Principles of Heredity (Cambridge, 1909, cf. Garrison-Morton 241). (5)


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