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MALPIGHI, MARCELLO. Opera omnia... London: Robert Scott & George Wells, 1686. 2 volumes in one, folio, 366 x 222 mm., contemporary calf, spine gilt, rebacked with original backstrip laid down; without the 7 smaller plates in vol. 2 (as often), some marginal browning throughout, scattered light foxing, some spotting at end. First Collected Edition, first issue, of the Opera, without the 7 supplementary plates which are inserted in the normal issue of this work. Engraved frontispiece and 116 engraved plates. Garrison-Morton 66; NLM/Krivatsy 7319; Waller 6201a.

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MALPIGHI, MARCELLO. Opera omnia... London: Robert Scott & George Wells, 1686. 2 volumes in one, folio, 366 x 222 mm., contemporary calf, spine gilt, rebacked with original backstrip laid down; without the 7 smaller plates in vol. 2 (as often), some marginal browning throughout, scattered light foxing, some spotting at end. First Collected Edition, first issue, of the Opera, without the 7 supplementary plates which are inserted in the normal issue of this work. Engraved frontispiece and 116 engraved plates. Garrison-Morton 66; NLM/Krivatsy 7319; Waller 6201a.

"Malpighi was the founder of histology and the greatest of the microcopists. In 1660 he was the first to see the capillary anastomosis between the arteries and the veins, thus helping the completion of Harvey's work on the circulation" (Garrison-Morton).

Provenance: Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
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