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MAREY, [Etienne-Jules]. La methode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales et principalement en physiologie et en médecine.

Paris. G. Masson, 1885. Deuxième tirage [i.e. second edition].
Quarto. [4], xix, [1], 673, [3], 52pp. Numerous tables and illustrations in text. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, tooled and lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, prize plate of the École Nationale Vétérinaire to FEP
The revised and expanded edition of pioneering physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey's (1830-1904) influential treatise on the biomechanics of locomotion. The revolutionary techniques Marey employed in his studies, both mechanical and photographic, led to unforeseen practical implications in the fields of aviation and biophysics, and upon the advent of cinematography. This second edition contains a supplement, not present in the 1878 first, details on Marey's cinematographic methods; for example figure seven that illustrates the 'le fusil photographique', the device that Marey invented in 1882, which many regard as the first motion picture camera.
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref: 25086