Lot 194: French physician and politician (1738–1814) whose name became synonymous with the 'humane' instrument of execution whose use he proposed to the government during the French Revolution. Partly-printed DS in French, signed "Guillotin," one page, 7.75 x 4.75, December 12, 1803. Receipt for the payment of the quarterly contribution of Societe Galvanique for physician Claude Francois Duchanoy. Neatly signed vertically in the left margin by Guillotin as president of the club's treasury and countersigned by the physician and physicist Joseph Izarn as Secretary. In fine condition, with expected document wear and toning to edges.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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