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1 Pouchet, F.A.; The Universe or The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little. New Edition. Embodying the Author’s Latest Improvements. Illustrated by 343 Engravings on Wood and Eight Coloured Plates. From Drawings by A. Faguet, Mesnel, Emile Bayard, and J. Stewart.
Blackie and Son. London. 1871 
Tall 8vo. 7 x 10 inches. Bound in original green decorated covers with gilt decoration to front and spine. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded with small chips and nicks at ends. Corners rubbed. Owner’s bookplate on front endpaper. Minor foxing to endpapers else very clean and tight throughout. Else a clean and tight copy. 818pp. Illustrated by 343 Engravings on Wood and Eight Coloured Plates. From Drawings by A. Faguet, Mesnel, Emile Bayard, and J. Stewart. A nice copy of this general work of science by a European populariser of science whose own scientific theories, spontaneous generation, etc. have been discredited. Felix Archimede Pouchet and Louis Pasteur were engaged in a long running dispute over scientific theories regarding bacteria and spontaneous generation. Pasteur has of course been proven correct. Nevertheless Pouchet (1800-1872) was an important naturalist and biologist in his day. Sections on; The Animal Kingdom, The Vegetable Kingdom, Geology, The Sidereal Universe and Popular Errors (monsters & superstitions). 
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