Boirat ( -1790)
- Boirat, d.1790.
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Catalogue des livres de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Boirat, docteur en Médecine à Riom. The catalogue is in order of titles, and the books are mostly on medical and scientific subjects. Produced in Riom.
1 volume 184 ff. last bl.. 4to. 24 x 19 cm. Modern boards.
Library label: 'De la Bibliothèque de Gilbert Romme' [1750-1795]. This is the famous member of the Convention, who stabbed himself on May 20, 1795 rather than suffer execution by the guillotine, to which he had been condemned for alleged treason. He was a close friend of the astronomer Lalande, and was largely responsible for the adoption of the Republican Calendar, which Lalande had invented. He is probably the compiler of this catalogue.
Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).