Paris: Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. 52 pages. Tall slim 8vo, cloth-backed marbled boards; spine well-worn. Paris: Aux Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. First Edition. Although Joseph-Ignace Guillotin did not invent the guillotine, he advocated its use as a painless method of execution as opposed to burning alive, quartering, etc.