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Titel: Opera omnia .
Verlag: London, Robert Littlebury [for the Royal Society], 1687
2 vols bound in one, folio (352 x 225 mm), pp [viii, including frontispiece] 15  78 [recte 82]; [ii] 35 [1, blank]; [viii] 72; [iv] 44 [iv] 20; [ii] 144, titles in red and black, first title with engraved arms of the Royal Society, with engraved frontispiece, 116 full-page and 7 half-page engraved plates; frontispiece creased, first title slightly dust-soiled, some occasional marginal spotting, otherwise a very fresh, crisp copy in contemporary English calf, spine with gilt panels, some old repairs to head and tail of spine and corners.First edition of the collected works of Malpighi and a handsome piece of book production by the Royal Society. 'Malpighi was the founder of histology and the greatest of the microscopists' (Garrison and Morton).The two volumes contain Malpighi's classic works on plant anatomy, Anatome plantarum; embryology, Formatione de ovo in pulli; his treatise on silkworms, De bombyce; along with his various publications on anatomy. These include his Epistolae Anatomicae, and his De viscerum structura exercitatio anatomica, which contains his anatomical investigations of the circulatory system and the discovery of the capillaries, thus completing the understanding of the circulation of blood discovered by Harvey. It also includes his observations on the tissues of the lungs and their role in oxygenating blood.Adelmann I p 509; Frati 2; Garrison and Morton 66; Waller 6201a; Wing M 342. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3844
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