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WOLFF, Caspar Friedrich (1733-1794). Theoria generationis. Halle: Hendel, 1759.
4o (197 x 160 mm). 2 engraved folding plates. Old quarter calf (rebacked with buckram).
Provenance: Charles Otis Whitman (ink stamp on front free endpaper); Howard B. Adelmann (signature on title).
FIRST EDITION. "Wolff observed in great detail the early processes of embryonic differentiation. He disposed of the 'preformation' theory, substituting his view that the organs are formed from leaf-like (blastodermic) layers" (Garrison-Morton). Garrison-Morton 470; Osler 4266; Norman 2257.
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