Bordeaux: Pierre Brun, 1739.
Woodcut printer's device on title and first page. iv + 95pp. plus ads, 12mo, later wrappers; small worm hole upper outer corner running length of book, does not effect text. Bordeaux: Chez Pierre Brun, 1739. First edition. A very good (+) copy of this scarce title.
First edition of the winning dissertation submitted to the Academie Royale of Bordeaux in answer to one of their two requests for contributions on set price topics for 1739. Bertier sets out his treatise on the circulation of the blood clearly and succinctly and proves that breathed air does get into the bloodstream.
Condition: Very Good(+)