De generatione animalium:

Harvey (William)

De generatione animalium:

quibus accedunt quædam de partu: de membranis ac humoribeus uteri: et de conceptione.

Description: engraved title-page, marginal damp-staining, paperflaw in the lower margin of E1 with an old repair, resultant loss of the signature key, pp. [xxviii], 388, 12mo, contemporary vellum, rebacked, fairly extensive contemporary underlining, sound

Publication Details: Amsterdam: Joannes Ravesteyn, 1651

Notes: At least twenty years in the making, 'Exercitationes' was the product of Harvey's life-long interest in the problems of animal generation (or reproduction as it is now known). It is notable for the insistence that all living matter is generated out of eggs. Harvey's extraordinary and great work on the circulation of the blood 'De Motu Cordis', published in 1628, had brought him so much renown 'that his later contributions to science have been somewhat neglected' (Keynes). Written in a series of seventy-two 'exercises' Harvey's work on generation goes so far as to describe 'parts budding out of...more

Bibliography: (Keynes 38)

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Price: £1,100

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1651

Stock Number: 56764

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