AUTOGRAPHS, LETTERS & MANUSCRIPTS AUCTION
Jul 22, 2020 (your local time)
Russia
 Urbanizacion El Real del Campanario. E-12, Bajo B 29688 Estepona (Malaga). SPAIN
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LOT 314:

BICHAT XAVIER: (1771-1802) French Anatomist and Pathologist, regarded as the father of modern histol...

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BICHAT XAVIER: (1771-1802) French Anatomist and Pathologist, regarded as the father of modern histol...
BICHAT XAVIER: (1771-1802) French Anatomist and Pathologist, regarded as the father of modern histology. An extremely rare A.L.S., Xav. Bichat, one page, small 4to, Poncin, n.d., in French. Bichat thanks his correspondent for their kindness and states `it is with very great pleasure that I will give my name to your son…..a thousand matters are overwhelming me on my return after a few days away, and only allow me to write a few words to you..´ further referring to some employment he will try and secure for his correspondent, remarking `because nothing has been organized yet for the new appointments of the new constitution, I cannot take care of your request, but as soon as there will be anything…I will find something for you in the department…´ and also writing `Tell my father that he will push my aunt in order to not delay any longer the sending of the little amount of money which represents almost all his income´ In a postscript Bichat reminds his correspondent `do not forget to obtain all the information available regarding the posts which are available and at the government disposal´ With integral address leaf in Bichat´s hand, addressed to citizen Bichat son. Autograph letters of Bichat are extremely rare as a result of his tragically early death from typhoid fever at the age of 30. Some age wear and creasing, largely to the edges and address leaf and with remnants of former mounting to the address leaf. G