PASTEUR, L[ouis].

Études sur La Bière, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procédé pour la rendre inaltérable, avec une théorie nouvelle de la fermentation.

Paris: Gauthier-Villars,…1876

8vo, pp. viii, 387, 4 (adverts), 12 plates, figures in the text. Half-title. Modern quarter black morocco, marbled sides. Small library stamp on preliminary leaves, versos of plates and occasionally elsewhere; early signature of John Bidgood at top of title; some neat pencilled annotations (cropped) in the margins.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 2485: “Pasteur resumed his studies on fermentation in 1876, and in this book takes into account the developments in this field since his previous publications on the subject. He described a new and perfect method of preparing pure yeast and acknowledged that a limited quantity of oxygen was important for brewing.” Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 158. Norman catalogue 1658. Neville II, p. 272: “…contains discoveries of fundamental importance in the sciences of biochemistry and bacteriology.”

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