Epistola anatomicae.

Malpighi (Marcello) and Carlo Fracassati.

Epistola anatomicae.

Description: woodcut printer's device on title, with 5 folding engraved plates, minor damp-staining at the beginning, pp. [iv], 260, 12mo, contemporary vellum, textblock detached from lower cover where a shorter tract appears to have been removed, blindstamp of Mark Pattison of Lincoln College on title, good

Publication Details: Amsterdam: Caspar Commelius, 1669

Notes: 'Fracassati, Malpighi's close friend, confidant, and colleague at Bologna, was responsible for assembling these letters for publication. The work contains four letters of Malpighi and two of Fracassati on the brain, tongue, adipose tissues, and skin. The five folding plates illustrate Malpighi's microscopic investigations of the brain and tongue. Malpighi's name is celebrated in several eponymous anatomical structures in the kidney, spleen, skin, and lungs. It is in the epistle on the tongue that he described the mucosal layer beneath the epidermis which is now called the Malpighian layer. In ...more

Bibliography: (Heirs of Hippocrates 570)

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Price: £800

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1669

Stock Number: 56763

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