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Lamarck, J B P A De Monet De"
Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques et particulierement sur celles de la combustion, l'elevation de l'eau dans l'etat de vapeurs, de la chaleur produite par le frottement des corps solides entre eux; de la chaleur qui se rend sensible dans les decompositions subites, dans les effervescences et dans les corps de beaucoup d'animaux pendant la duree de leur vie; de la causticite, de la saveur et de l'odeur de certains composes; de la couleur des corps; de l'origine des composes et de tous les mineraux, enfin l'entretien de la vie des etres organiques, de leur accroisement, de leur etat de vigueur, de leur deperissement et de leur mort. Avec une planche. Tome premier - tome second. [Complete]."
Paris, Maradan, 1794. Two volumes in two. 8vo (19.8 x 12.2 cm). xvi, 375; 412 pp.; one folding table, one engraved plate. Uniform later full roan. Spines with two red morocco labels with gilt ornamental bands and title. Dsb: Lamarck's first work in the field of Chemistry and Mineralogy was: Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques which was begun in 1776. It was submitted to the Academie des Sciences in 1780 and received an unfavourable report and it was finally published in 1794 after the Academy had been supressed. When Lamarck died in 1829 he left few followers and generally he was ignored. faint praise was offered for his contributions to biological classification. While he was ignored by his countrymen he did receive some attention in England from the generation before Darwin but it was really Darwin's theory of evolution which ensured Lamarck's fame. The question of the extent of Lamarck's influence on Darwin is still debated. He, Lamarck, made significant contributions in Botany, Invertebrate Zoology and Palaeontology and developed one of the first thoroughgoing theories of Evolution. In this light, the above early work of Lamarck must be seen. Of special interest are his 24 propositions at the end of volume two. Some occasional, very light foxing and the table with a paper repair on verso, otherwise a very good set. Dsb Vii, pp. 587-593; Ward and Carozzi, 1308."
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