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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).