London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
BOYLE, Robert (1627-1691). Memoirs for the Natural History of Humane Blood. London: for Samuel Smith, 1684. 8° (162 x 91mm). With the 3 final advertisement leaves. Contemporary sprinkled sheep (hinges repaired, lacks label on spine). Provenance: John Watson (contemporary signature at head of title) -- Earl of Hopetoun (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with title dated 1684, of 'the most important of Boyle's medical writings [which] may be said to mark the beginning of physiological chemistry. He introduced the method of study which, in recent years, has become universally adopted', Fulton 146a; Wing B3994; Garrison and Morton 861 (quoting Fulton); Gedeon pp.88-90; Krivatsy 1708; Norman 308.
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