Medicine - Botany MALPIGHI (Marcello) Marceli... - Lot 82 - Briscadieu

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Medicine - Botany MALPIGHI (Marcello) Marceli... - Lot 82 - Briscadieu
Medicine - Botany MALPIGHI (Marcello) Marceli Malpighii philosophi & Medici bononiensis, e regia societate opera omnia, figuris elegantissimis in aes incisis illustrata Londini, Littlebury, 1687 puis Londoni, Chiswell, 1697. 7 parts in one folio volume: portrait of the author, engraved allegorical false title, 3f. 15pp. 2f. 78pp. LIV plates out of text - 3f. 72pp. XXXIX plates - 35pp. VII plates (De ovo incubato) - 2f. 44pp. XII plates (Dissertatio espistolica de Bombyce) pagination errors - 2f. 20pp, IV plates - 144pp. 7 plates (Epistolae anatomicae) - 1f. 110pp. one plate (Opera posthuma figuris aenis illustrata quibus praefixa est ejusdem vita) - 187pp. (Opera posthuma) - 1f. 10pp. XVII plates (De structura glandularum conglobatarum consimilumque partium, Epistola regiae societati). A total of 141 plates hors texte. Traces of worms in the margins of the first leaves of the first part, old trace of angular wetness at the head of one part, small paper loss in the outer margin of a few leaves of the sixth part. Minor spotting in places. Contemporary brown calf, spine ribbed, fawn title-piece, headbands foxed, small leather losses, jaws split, double gilt fillet framing the boards, small leather losses on boards, corners and edges dulled, cold roulette on edges, red edges. Cover worn. Malpighi was the first to describe the lung correctly. He observed blood flow under the microscope. His name remains attached to the adrenal glands, which he described for the first time. He also described the connection between veins and arteries, and thus blood circulation and the true functioning of the lungs.
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