Paris: Adrien Delahaye, 1874. 8vo. xxiv, 552 pp. FIRST EDITION. Red cloth, slightly bumped; marbled end-papers. Some light foxing. Item #12078
First edition. The present work provides, in a dictionary-type format, a significant amount of biographical and bibliographical information for a legion of French doctor-poets. A French doctor and bibliophile, Achille Chéreau (1817-85) was the author of several studies on medicine and bibliophilia. His works include La Vérité sur la mort de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Essai sur les origines du jounalisme médical français.