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Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, infectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem
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Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, infectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem

By BLAES, Gerard. [BLASIUS]

Amsterdam: Johannes van Someren, 1681. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (260x210 mm), [8] 1-494 [2] pp., engraved title by Jan Luyken, 5 engraved plates and 60 engraved full-page text illustrations, library stamps, contemporary ink notes to front endpapers, waterstaining to upper edge, title page ruled in red, browning and soiling, p.135 with tear to lower margin. Contemporary calf (worn, spine rebacked). ---- Cole, Comparative Anatomy, pp. 150-55; Garrison-Morton 296 ("Blaes anticipated Cowper in finding the Cowper's glands, which he illustrated in his plate of the genitalia and os penis of the rat"); Nissen ZBI 381; NLM/Krivatsy 1339; Norman 241; Wellcome II, p. 179, Heirs of Hippocrates 361. - First edition of the first comparative manual of comparative anatomy based on the original studies of a working anatomist (cf. Haskell F. Norman, 1998, lot 297).

$996.93

Natur-Geschichte des Schweitzerlandes: samt seinen Reisen über die Schweitzerische Gebürge. Aufs neue hrsg. und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen von Joh[ann] Georg Sulzern
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Natur-Geschichte des Schweitzerlandes: samt seinen Reisen über die Schweitzerische Gebürge. Aufs neue hrsg. und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen von Joh[ann] Georg Sulzern

By SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob

Zurich: D. Gessner, 1746. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 Parts in 1 Vol.: 16+488 pp.; VIII+384 pp. Bound with: SULZER, Johann Georg, Untersuchung von dem Ursprung der Berge, und andrer damit verknüpften Dinge. Zürich 1746. 8vo. Contemporary half calf, red morocco lable. ---- Lonchamp 2645. Waber I, 32. Steiger I, 160. Haller I, 1043. - With the map of Glarner Land, and the tables of landscapes (Gotthard, Teufelsbrücke, Vierwaldstättersee, Luzerner Drachenstein, Pfaffers bzw. Pfaffikon etc.). The first part contains the tightened summary of of the 1705-07 unsystematical "description of natural history of the Swiss country" appeared in weekly supplies. There now all this messages very disjointed and informal were, then sel. the Joh has. George Sulzer of the scholarly world certainly a large service gethan, selbige to umzuschmelzen and. give change. The notes of the publisher are very good and useful" (Haller). The second part contains the first German expenditure of the 1708 and 1723 first Latin of reports Scheuchzers appeared over its alpine journeys. "Scheuchzer was beside Conrad Gessner and Albrecht of Haller a most important universal scholar, that Switzerland it own calls. It combined a physician, a natural scientist, a mathematician, a paleontologist, a Geodaeten, a geographer, a historian, a Numismatiker, a theologian and a Philologen "(Fueter) in itself. Scheuchzers natural history was trailblazing in the area of regional studies, alpine research and the physical geography of the Swiss high mountains. With its historical data this expenditure beside Tschudis chronicle formed one of the most important sources for Schillers "Tell". On its journeys Scheuchzer made the first barometric levellings in the mountains, examined the glaciers, collected Petrefakten etc.. Under the copper boards are to emphasize the beautiful map Graubuendens of G. Walser, the interior opinion of a cheese factory, the representation of a total solar eclipse, illustrations of minerals and petrifying as well as opinions among other things from bath Pfaefers, Walterswil, pc. God hard etc.. Johann George Sulzers writings in the appendix offer valuable, likewise additions supported by own observations (Curtis Schuh's Bibliography of Mineralogy, The Mineralogical Record).

$1329.24

[Physiologike], seu Oeconomia Animalis

By BOERHAAVE, Hermann

London: Johannem Noon, 1741. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (254 x 202 mm). xi, [1], 164 pp. Title with engraved vignette, 54 folding engraved plates, light water stains and spotting,occasional annotations, library stamps, library cloth, lower cover with small dampstain. --- Garrison-Morton 581; Norman 255 (both citing the original edition); Lindeboom 64 (this edition).Rare first separate London edition of the first and largest portion, on physiology, of Boerhaave's 5-part Institutiones medicae, which originally appeared in 1708. "Institutiones medicae, his first book, was responsible, more than any other work, for establishing the study of physiology as an academic discipline" (Norman).

$996.93

Planches pour les oeuvres de P. Camper qui ont pour objet l'histoire naturelle, la physiologie et l'anatomie comparee

By CAMPER, Pierre

Paris, 1803. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Good. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Imperial folio. Atlas volume only. Large folio (495x318 mm), portrait frontispiece by B. Roger, 34 engraved plates, contemporary soft cover, paper label to front cover, worn and soiled, top cover loose, title and plates foxed and browned throughout, library stamps to portrait and some plates. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. - Nissen ZBI, 796. - Rare atlas to this important comparative anatomical monograph on apes and especially on elephants, seacows, horses, frogs etc. The plates are by C. Picquenot.

$581.54

Statical Essays, I: Vegetable Staticks; or, an account of some Statical Experiments on the Sap in Vegetables. Also . . . an Attempt to analyse the Air, by a great Variety of Chymio-Statical Experiments... - II: Statical Essays: containing haemastatic
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Statical Essays, I: Vegetable Staticks; or, an account of some Statical Experiments on the Sap in Vegetables. Also . . . an Attempt to analyse the Air, by a great Variety of Chymio-Statical Experiments... - II: Statical Essays: containing haemastatic

By HALES, Stephen

London: for W. Innys and R. Manby, and T. Woodward, 1731. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1731, (6) viii (4) 376 pp., 19 engraved plates by S. Gribelin (Vol. I); 1733, xxii, (26), 361, (23) pp. (Vol. II). 8vo (19.5x12.5cm). Interior browned, Vol. II with the leaf before the title announcing the Royal Society's authorisation of publication, some dampstaining to the end. Ownership inscription H. Pemberton on flyleaf of Vol. 1. Contemporary full calfs, rebacked. PMM 189, Horblit 45b. - FIRST EDITION of Vol. 2 and SECOND EDITION of vol. 1. Hales applied his training in biology and mathematics (including physics) to make important scientific investigations presented in these separately published volumes. The first volume, Vegetable staticks, Hales describes his investigations of plant physiology, including the movement of water in plants and determining the three factors of water movement: root suction, root pressure and leaf suction. He also established that plants lose water continuously during transpiration through leaves. His quantitative measurements of these phenomena enabled him to show the rate of transpiration varied with temperature. Hales established that plants do not have true circulation system, and developed techniques of measuring the varying growth rates in different plant structures. The second volume, or Haemastaticks, 'contains the studies on blood pressure which make Hales one of the founders of modern experimental physiology. The application of the principle of the pressure-gauge or manometer enabled him to measure blood pressure during the contraction of the heart. He computed the circulation rate and estimated the velocity of the blood in the veins, arteries and capillary vessels and by showing that the capillary vessels are liable to constriction and dilation he made an important contribution both to the study of physiology and the practice of the physician of today ... Hales' work marked the greatest advance in the physiology of the circulation between Harvey and the introduction of the mercury manometer and other instruments for the measurement of blood pressure by J.L.M. Poiseuille in 1828' (PMM).

$1417.86

Description anatomique d'un elephant male
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Description anatomique d'un elephant male

By CAMPER, Pierre

Paris: H.J. Jansen, 1802. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Imperial folio. Imperial folio (530x350 mm), uncut, x, [2], 108 pp., half title, portrait frontispiece, 20 engraved plates, contemporary half calf, skillfully rebacked; foxing to first pages, unobstrusive library stamps. Superb copy. --- First edition, exeedingly rare - Nissen 798, Schrader-H. 327-328, DSB III, 38: "He performed careful dissections of the elephant. " - published posthumously. - Probably one of the first descriptions of the dissection of a Ceylonese elephant which was carried out in 1774. - Plates with numerous detailed anatomical illustrations.

$1827.71