Opuscules de physique, animale et vegetale... augmentes de ses experiences sur la digestion de l'homme & des animaux, traduits de l'Italien par Jean Senebier.
Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Pierre Duplain
Date Published: 1787
Description: Illustrated with 6 folding copperplates. 2 volumes. 352; 730pp. 8vo, contemporary mottled calf with gilt-decorated spine (well-rubbed but sound and attractive). A Pavie, et se trouve a Paris: Chez Pierre J. Duplain, 1787. A very good copy.
Comments: Translation of Opuscoli di fisica animale e vegetabile, the great Italian physiologist's "confutation of the theory of spontaneous generation. Spallanzani's conclusions were similar to those expressed by Pasteur nearly a century later. This work also contains Spallanzani's important investigations upon the gastric juice". The professor of natural history at Pavia is also known for his experiments on circulation of the blood, fertilization and regeneration in animals, and for his pioneering work in volcanology. G-M 102. DSB XII 553-67. Blake 427. Biog. Med. VII 240. Hirsch V 354.Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Book ID: 24423