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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 122

    FONTANA, Felice (1730-1805). Traité sur le vénin de la vipere, sur les poisons americains, sur le laurier-cerise et sur quelques autres poisons végetaux, translated by J. d'Arcet. Florence: no printer, 1781. 2 volumes, 4° (283 x 209mm). 10 folding engraved plates, half-titles (oval library stamps deleted from titles and repaired, occasional discolouration and foxing). Contemporary blue boards, uncut (rebacked with calf).

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    FONTANA, Felice (1730-1805). Traité sur le vénin de la vipere, sur les poisons americains, sur le laurier-cerise et sur quelques autres poisons végetaux, translated by J. d'Arcet. Florence: no printer, 1781. 2 volumes, 4° (283 x 209mm). 10 folding engraved plates, half-titles (oval library stamps deleted from titles and repaired, occasional discolouration and foxing). Contemporary blue boards, uncut (rebacked with calf).

    FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH. 'The starting point of modern investigations of serpent venoms ... The greatly expanded French translation ... includes Fontana's work on the anatomy of the nerves and nerve regeneration. Vol. 2 discusses American poisons', Garrison-Morton 2103; Wellcome III, p.37. (2)


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