Paris: Firmin Didot Freres, 1862-1870.
Octavo, original red ribbed half-morocco spine lettered in gilt over marbled boards,marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Minor wear to spine tops and cover corners, else fine.
The is new edition of Hoefer's exceptional biography, originally published in 1852-1866 by the same publisher. Ferdinand Christian Höfer, (Jean Chretien Hoefer in French) was born in 1811 at Döschitz in Thüringen, Germany and he died in 1878 in Brunoy. During his life time he worked as a physician, lexicographer and writer, and is today known for his many writings on the history of science.