Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1786, 1788. 4to (235 x 188 mm). 128, vi pp. Folding table. 20th-century leather-backed boards. Some intermittent pale foxing. Provenance: occasional ink annotations in a contemporary hand supplementing the information provided in the text; Bibliothèque Imperiale (inkstamp on some text leaves and table, duplicate stamp); later pencil annotations. Item #403055
FIRST EDITIONS. "Lavoisier was a member of an Academie comittee appointed to report on the terrible and insanitary conditions in Paris hospitals, and particularly the Hotel-Dieu, with a view to replacing it with a new building on the Isle des Cygnes. The committee concluded, that four smaller hospitals would be more efficient than a single large one, and in 1787, Louis XVI ordered their construction" (Christie's, Haskell F. Norman Part II, 15 June 1998, lot 608 [not this copy]). Duveen & Klickstein 239; Norman 1289.
[BOUND WITH:] Extrait des registres de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Du 12 Mars 1788. Troisième rapport des Commissaires chargés ... des Projets relatifs a l’établissement des quatre Hôpitaux. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1788. 4to. 36,  pp. Folding engraved plate of a plan for a new hospital. FIRST EDITION. Duveen & Klickstein 702; Norman 1293. See also our inventory numbers 403054 and 403056.