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5 June 1997
MALPIGHI, MARCELLO. Opera omnia... London: Robert Scott & George Wells, 1686. 2 vols. in one, folio, 366 x 224 mm., contemporary calf, spine gilt, joints cracked, corners very worn; some minor spotting and browning (mostly marginal). FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, first issue, without the 7 supplementary plates (which were inserted in the second issue). Engraved frontispiece and 116 engraved plates. Garrison-Morton 66; NLM/Krivatsy 7319; Waller 6201a; Wing M-342.
"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 thge completion of Harvey's work on the circulation" (Garrison-Morton).
Provenance: Philippe de Vilmorin, bookplate -- Robert de Belder.
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