Lot #190
Xavier Bichat Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $1500+


French anatomist and pathologist (1771-1802) known as the father of histology, who is respected as one of the greatest scientists in the area of medicine. Exceedingly rare ALS in French, signed “Xav. Bichat,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, no date. Bichat thanks his correspondent for their kindness and states (translated): "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." He refers 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...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." In fine condition, with old mounting remnants at the corners of the integral address leaf. Bichat is one of the most important figures in the history of modern medicine, and his autograph is incredibly rare.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021

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