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5 June 1997
GREW, NEHEMIAH. Museum Regalis Societatis, or A Catalogue & Description of the Natural and Artificial Rarities Belonging to the Royal Society...Wherin is Subjoyned the Comparative Anatomy of Stomachs and Guts, London: W. Rawlins for the Author, 1681. Folio, contemporary English speckled calf, unlettered spine, marbled edges, extremities rubbed, FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece portrait, 31 engraved plates (1 folding). Cushing G402; Garrison & Morton 297; Nissen ZBI 1714; Wellcome III, p.164; Wing G192.
Grew "was one of the early comparative anatomists to use the microscope and he introduced the term "comparative anatomy." His treatise on the comparative anatomy of stomachs and guts is an early classic in the field, and the thirty-one plates are particularly fine" (Hiers of Hippocrates, 420. Other plates depict mineral crystals, shells, fish, skulls of birds and mammals, fossils, and insects.
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