Paris, Victor Masson et Fils, 1871. No wrappers. In "Annales de Chimie et de Physique", 4e Series - Tome 13, Cahiers Mars-Avril. (Entire issues offered). With halftitle to vol. 13.Pp. 257-508 and 2 folded engraved plates. Boussingault's paper: pp. 282-416, textillustrations.
First appearance of a classic paper in plant physiology in which Boussingault proves, that plants requires oxygen for photosynthesis.
"Boussingault's experiments on nitrogen fixation from 1834 to 1854 and his work on nitrification from 1855 to 1876 brought the problem of plant nitrogen essentially to the threshold of its modern microbiological formulation."(DSB II, p. 357).