Comptes Rendus séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Vol. 45, pp. 913-916 and 1032-1036. Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1857. | Christie's" /> PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895). "Mémoire sur la fermentation appeleé lactique." -- "Mémoire sur la fermentation alcoolique." In: <I>Comptes Rendus séances de l'Académie des Sciences</I>, Vol. 45, pp. 913-916 and 1032-1036. Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1857. | Christie's
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    PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895). "Mémoire sur la fermentation appeleé lactique." -- "Mémoire sur la fermentation alcoolique." In: Comptes Rendus séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Vol. 45, pp. 913-916 and 1032-1036. Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1857.

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    PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895). "Mémoire sur la fermentation appeleé lactique." -- "Mémoire sur la fermentation alcoolique." In: Comptes Rendus séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Vol. 45, pp. 913-916 and 1032-1036. Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1857.

    4o (279 x 224 mm). Original plain wrappers, printed paper spine label, uncut and unopened. Provenance: Eugene H. Courtiss (his sale, Christie's Los Angeles, 9 February 2000, lot 101).

    FIRST EDITION of these two important papers by Pasteur. The first work reports the "first demonstration of the connection between a specific fermentation and the activity of a specific living micro-organism. This paper is often considered the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science" (Garrison-Morton). Dibner Heralds of Science 198; Garrison-Morton 2472; Grolier/Horblit 82 ("The birth of bacteriology...").


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