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Title: Exercitationes de Generatione Animalium. Quibus accedunt quaedam De Partu. de Membranis ac humoribus Uteri. & de Conceptione.
Description: 13. Amstelodami (Amsterdam), apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1651, 12,7 x 7 cm, 568 pp with engraved title + (6)pp (index). Contemporary full calf (damaged, top turn in gone, joints split but still holding, frontcover damaged with loss of leather - approx. 5 cm²), marbled edges, gilt back with red leather label, interior fine. Second edition of this fundamental work by Harvey on generation and embryology, published in the same year as the original edition. Harvey (1578-1657) considered this book to be of greater scientific importance than ''De Motu Cordis''. (Osler 712, Krivatsky 5343, Willems 1129). With the manuscript ex-libris on the title of the Celestine order in Paris, and a printed ex-libris of the Saint-Sulpice Seminary in Paris. .

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Price: EUR 2355.00 = appr. US$ 2559.52 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 21023