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Paris: Chez Crochard, 1820. 17pp., IN: Annales de Chemie et de Physique, vol. 13, pp. 384-410. 8vo, orignal boards; corners bumped. Paris: Chez Crochard, 1820. First Edition in French. Offered entire. Very good (+). Amici constructed the first microscope with achromatic lenses and suggested water-immersion for improved achromatic lenses of the compound microscope. French translation. GM 266.
West Newton, MA: 1956. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, West Newton, Massachusetts, September 19, 1956, writing to an old college buddy and reminiscing about the past, in part: "...Good to hear from you. It brings back a host of memories very sharply and clearly, from the day I first stepped into the Chem lab on 10 April 1942 (see, I still date things Navy-style---never broke the habit) till my last visit in 1947. We match you in children, Gertrude.....
Leipzig: Lipsius & Tischer, 1894. Ein neuer experimenteller phylogenetischer Forschungsweg. 60pp. 8vo, stitched, new wrappers. Kiel und Leipzig, 1894. Very good. A proposal to test Darwin's theory of natural selection, by a German physician who is best known for Die Carcinomlitteratur, his important contribution to history of oncology (G-M 2661).
Turin: 1844. 4to, boards; uncut and unopened. FROM: "Mem. R. Acad. Sci. di Torino," Ser. II, Vol. XI (1844-1851). An important physio-pathological comparative study of the absolute and relative weights of the intestines of vertebrates (actually, only of fish), with many tables. Bellingeri (1789-1848), a distinguished Italian neurologist, was the founder of the theory of nervous antagonism.
8vo, modern 1/2 cloth. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1876. First Edition. Fine copy with the half-title. "Bernard was deeply involved in the problems of animal heat production and its regulation. While he accepted Lavoisier's theory, which attributed the origin of animal heat to a combustion process, Bernard insisted on two fundamental modifications: 1) this vital combustion...had to be a particular organic process, an indirect combustion taking place with the aid of special ferments; 2) organic combustion could not occur.....
London: 1755. 390 pages, small 8vo, full polished tree calf. London: 1755. Very good (+). "Bonnet is considered one of the fathers of modern biology. He is distinguished for both his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. " (D.S.B. II: 286).
Lindau: 1816. Original engraving with hand coloring. Measures 14" x 17.5" Published in the book, "Naturhistorische Bilder-Gallerie aus dem Thierreiche" [Natural History Picture Gallery of the Animal Kingdom], this beautifully drawn illustration depicts a speckled caiman. At the time of publication, this species was known taxonomically by the name assigned by Carl Linneaus in 1758, "Lacerta Crocodilus". The genus lacerta refers to several European lizard species, while this species, later renamed as "Caiman crocodilus", is native to Central and South.....
Baltimore: Waverly, 1938. Frontispiece portrait. 3 pages, 8vo, printed wrappers. Baltimore: Waverly Press, 1938. Reprinted from The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Vol. 124, No. 3, August, 1938. Signed on the front cover by Howard A. Kelly. A near fine copy. Howard A. Kelly (1858-1943) was one of the founding doctors of Johns Hopkins.