Paris: Pierre Duplain, 1787. hardcover. 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. very good.
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.