12 June 2008
ZAMBECCARI, Giuseppe (1655-1728). Esperienze del Dottor Giuseppe Zambeccari intorno a diverse viscere tagliate a diversi animali viventi... Florence: Francesco Onofri, 1680.
4o (218 x 154 mm). (Back endpaper and flyleaves renewed, this gathering wormed, stamp removed from title, some light browning and foxing.) Contemporary limp vellum (minor wear to spine). Provenance: Leone Delsete(?) (contemporary signature and notation on front flyleaf).
FIRST EDITION. Proof that the spleen is not essential to life. This is the only book published by Zambeccari during his lifetime. Zambeccari studied under Francesco Redi to whom he dedicated his account of his experiments. RARE. Garrison-Morton 3761; NLM/Krivatsy 13210.
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