La methode graphique dans les sciences experimentales. Inscribed copy: Marey, Etienne-Jules

La methode graphique dans les sciences experimentales. Inscribed copy

Marey, Etienne-Jules

Published by Masson, Paris, 1878
Hardcover
From Jeremy Norman's historyofscience (Novato, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since January 9, 1999 Seller Rating 2-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 6,000.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Marey, Etienne-Jules (1830-1904). La méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales et principalement en physiologie et en médecine. xix, 673, [3, incl. errata]pp. Text illustrations. Paris: G. Masson, [1878]. 237 x 155 mm. Quarter cloth, mottled boards ca. 1878, remains of handwritten paper label on spine, light edgewear, spine a bit faded. Light to moderate foxing, but very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Marey to Gabriel Gustav Valentin (1810-83) on the half-title: "A Professeur Valentin affection & respet E. J. Marey." First Edition. Marey pioneered the use of graphical recording in the experimental sciences, using instruments (many of his own invention) to capture and display data impossible to observe with the senses alone, and to record the progression of such data over time. He began by applying graphical recording methods to problems in physiology, using machines to investigate the mechanics of the circulatory, respiratory and muscular systems. After 1868 he turned to the study of human and animal locomotion, and in the 1880s he began using cinematography to record animal motion, making him one of the pioneers in this field. Marey's graphical recording methods, at first looked on askance by the French medical establishment, eventually led to his election to the Académie des Sciences, where he occupied the chair in the medical and surgical section once held by Claude Bernard. In the same year Marey published his La méthode graphique, "an encyclopedic summary of all of his research and results so far. It began, as did all Marey's publications, with a scrupulous history in which he enumerated his predecessors and described what he had borrowed from each. He then defined the purposes of his inscribing machines and showed how they were able to describe both movement and force as well as to store the information as material for comparison and research. He described the circulatory and locomotion phenomena he had studied, but this time he focused on methods of recording them. He reviewed the function of the mechanical models he had created, and finally he explained the locomotion of humans, horses, birds and insects and showed the devices for registering their movements. 'There is nothing," wrote Marey, "that can escape the methods of analysis at our disposal'" (Braun, p. 40). An uninscribed copy of Marey's Méthode graphique (together with its 1885 supplement) was sold at the Tufte sale (Christie's Dec. 2, 2010) for $15,000. We are offering the copy that Marey presented to Gabriel Gustav Valentin, professor of physiology at the University of Bern and co-author, with J. E. Purkyne, of a classic paper on ciliary epithelial motion (see Garrison-Morton 602). Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Braun, Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey, pp. 39-40. Bookseller Inventory # 41059

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: La methode graphique dans les sciences ...

Publisher: Masson, Paris

Publication Date: 1878

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

Shipping charges will be applied to all orders. All items are guaranteed as described and all purchases may
be returned for any reason within two weeks of receipt. Please notify us in advance if you are making a
return.
Legal entity: Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc.
Business address: 936-B Seventh St., PMB 238, Novato, CA 94945-3000
Email address: orders@jnorman.com
Phone: 415-892-3181
Federal Tax ID Number:94-2261335
Authorized representative: Jeremy M. Norman


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping cost is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Money Order PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer