[Science, Medicine & Mathematics] Marey, E.J.
La méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales et principalement en physiologie et en médecine
Paris: G. Masson, no date (1878). First edition, first issue. 8vo. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Marey to engineer and physicist Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) on half-title. Illustrated with 348 in-text and full page wood-engravings. Modern quarter blue goatskin over marbled paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed; later marbled endpapers; scattered wrinkling and minor creasing to edges of text; original limp green wrappers bound in at front and rear.
Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) was a French engineer, physiologist, and chronophotographer. He was a pioneer of photography and established a number of graphical techniques for the interpretation and display of physiological movements and quantitative data.
Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) was a French engineer, physicist, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize for his work in this field, together with Marie and Pierre Curie.
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