Prague: Konigl, 1907. First. hardcover. 2 volumes, bound together. First book is illustrated with 9 color lithographic plates, and 5 in-text figures. Second book has 12 plates & 16 in-text figures. Small folio, bound in 1/2 morocco (rubbed), with the original printed wrappers of both works bound in). Prague: Im Verlag der Konigl, 1907; 1911-12. Very good. very good.
First Editions. Two important contributions to modern cytology dealing specifically with development and fertilization, and with the problem of the bearers of heredity. The author shared the view that the hereditary particles (genes) in the cell are borne by the chromosomes, and that the chromosomal individuality is maintained. Vejdowsky was professor and director of the Zoological Institute of the Bohemian University at Prague (DSB Supplement). Both works are inscribed by the author on the front wrappers.