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Tractatus de Corde, Item De Motu & Colore Sanguinis, & Chyli in com Transitu. by Richardo Lower MD [Richard Lower] - Hardcover - 3rd Edition - 1671 - from E C Books (SKU: 032224)

Tractatus de Corde, Item De Motu & Colore Sanguinis, & Chyli in com Transitu.

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Tractatus de Corde, Item De Motu & Colore Sanguinis, & Chyli in com Transitu.

by Richardo Lower MD [Richard Lower]

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  • hardcover
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Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Danielem Elsevirium, 1671 A very good copy of the '3rd and Final' edition of Richard Lower's major treatise on the working of the heart and lungs. Richard Lower (1631-1691) was the first person to perform a blood transfusion, reporting in 1666 that blood had been successfully transferred between 2 dogs. Shortly afterwards he carried out an experiment to transfuse some blood from a sheep to a man - with some hopes that the gentleness of the lamb would be carried in the blood. He counted Thomas Willis (founder of the Royal Society) and Robert Hooke as close associates and was a follower of William Harvey. Tractatus de Corde (roughly translated as Treatment of the Heart) was his most important work, detailing his experimental surgery and findings. This copy, in contemporary full leather binding, formed part of the Selbourne Library - acquired by the late Hugh Selbourne - and has the Selbourne Library stamp to the verso of the title page, and the bottom margin of p 51. The binding, with raised bands and title label is worn (particularly at the joints and edges) but sound. Page edges lightly marbled. Internally, there is a signature of Charles Singer to the fep and the remains of some pencil notes. Contents: 2 blanks; title page with Selbourne stamp to verso; dedication 8pp; List of Chapters 6pp; text (with decorative headpiece and initial capital on p1) 237 pp; finis; blank; 6 folding plates; 2 final blanks. The contents are in very good clean condition. The plates would benefit from being refolded, but, apart from a little offsetting, are in very good clean condition.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032224
Title
Tractatus de Corde, Item De Motu & Colore Sanguinis, & Chyli in com Transitu.
Author
Richardo Lower MD [Richard Lower]
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
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Quantity available
1
Edition
3rd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Danielem Elsevirium
Place of Publication
Amstelodami [Amsterdam]
Date published
1671
Keywords
richard lower; heart and lungs; tractatus de corde; selbourne library; circulation of the blood; early surgical experiments
Bookseller catalogs
Herbals and early medicine; 17th century works;
Size
16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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