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Napoleon's Authorization for the Sale of the Louisiana Territory
April 24, 1803
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Overall: 18 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 9 in. ( 47 x 19 x 22.9 cm )
inscriptions: signed on back: MALVINA HOFFMAN/1948"
Du Nouy was born in Paris and studied at the Sorbonne, specializing in biology and physiochemistry. He was the author of "Biological Time" (1937) and "Human Destiny" (1947). He joined the Rockefeller Institute in New York in the mid-1920s, then returned to Paris to work at the Pasteur Institute, where he remained until 1937, when he became director of Ecole des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne. He escaped from Nazi-occupied Paris and came to the U.S. in 1942.
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