[Paris: Laboratoire de Physiologie de M. Marey, 1869]. First edition. 8vo., 151-252 pp., errata, 42 illustrations. [with] MÉMOIRE SUR LE VOL DES INSECTES ET DES OISEAUX. Paris: G. Masson, 1872. First edition. 8vo., (ii), 62 pp., 23 illustrations.
The first part has occasional foxing, primarily at the foredge and blank margins,with a few pencil marks in the margins. A better than good copy. Newly bound in paper wrappers with label on front, and housed in a four-point cloth folder with label on spine. The second part has occasional foxing, and is partially unopened. Very good. Newly bound in paper wrappers with label on front, and housed in four-point cloth folder with label on spine. Item #26580
These two continuing parts constitute the foundational works for Marey's exhaustive study: PHYSIOLOGIE DU MOUVEMENT. LE VOL DES OISEAUX, published in 1890.
These early studies exhibit his graphic notations of movement, which led to his use of chronophotographs and the advent of cinematography.
The first part is INSCRIBED by Marey; the recipient's name has been cut from the top of the page; Marey's signature remains.
WorldCat locates a single copy of the first offprint at the Universitat Leipzig. Four copies of the second offprint are located in German libraries.