Isidore GEOFFROY SAINT-HILAIRE (1805-1861),... - Lot 83 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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Isidore GEOFFROY SAINT-HILAIRE (1805-1861),... - Lot 83 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
Isidore GEOFFROY SAINT-HILAIRE (1805-1861), zoologist. Autograph letter signed to Henri Lecoq. 2 pp. in-8. Paris, June 6, 1859. Superb letter after his election to the Academy of Sciences. "If you had been simply elected, I would have rejoiced at the justice done to your work. But this justice was done by such a beautiful and triumphant majority that I want to tell you all the joy I feel. An unworthy attack had been made against you; those who had put themselves forward on this occasion, had thought it easier than it is to mislead the academy. It knows, it loves, it honors those who serve science and it is happy when the occasion arises to award them a brilliant reward. It is with this feeling that the 31 members voted and they are happy to be able to give you today the title of confrère. As for me, you know my feelings for you [...]".
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