Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1876. First edition. 8vo. 387 pp. Half-title, advertisement at end. 12 lithographed plates. Modern half leather, untrimmed. Small inkstamp on final advertisement leaf, generally a fine copy / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Item #401898
"In Pasteur's important study of fermentation, he discovered that contamination of beer was caused by microorganisms found in the air and not spontaneously generated as had been previously believed. He made possible the scientific processing of beer, wine, milk, and other perishable products" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1898). Garrison-Morton-Norman 2485; Osler 1550.