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        YOUNG (Thomas) The Croonian Lecture: On the Functions of the Heart and Arteries, p.1-31, presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 99.

      * Here Young explained blood circulation and the function of the heart from a hydrodynamic standpoint, predicting that a relationship exists between arterial stiffness and pulse wave velocity, a relation which was only confirmed much later. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 99, Parts I and II (complete), bound in one volume for 1809, comprising, viii, 187, 27, iv, [188-] 374, (6)pp large quarto, with 18 extending or folding engraved plates, library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, also an inked library stamp verso title, a good copy, London, Bulmer, sold by Nicol, printers to the Royal Society,1809. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: DAVY (Humphry) The Bakerian Lecture: An Account of Some New Analytical Researches on the Nature of Certain Bodies, Particularly the Alkalies, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Carbonaceous Matter, and the Acids Hitherto Undecompounded; With Some General Observations on Chemical Theory, pp.39-104; TROUGHTON (Edward) An Account of a Method of Dividing Astronomical and Other Instruments, by Ocular Inspection; In Which the Usual Tools for Graduating Are Not Employed; The Whole Operation Being So Contrived, That No Error Can Occur but What is Chargeable to Vision, When Assisted by the Best Optical Means of Viewing and Measuring Minute Quantities, pp.105-145; BRODIE (B. C.) Account of the Dissection of a Human Foetus, in Which the Circulation of the Blood Was Carried on without a Heart, pp.161-168; CAVENDISH (Henry) On an Improvement in the Manner of Dividing Astronomical Instruments, pp.221-231; HERSCHEL (William) Continuation of Experiments for Investigating the Cause of Coloured Concentric Rings, and Other Appearances of a Similar Nature, pp.259-302; HENRY (William) Experiments on Ammonia, and an Account of a New Method of Analyzing It, by Combustion with Oxygen and Other Gases, pp.430-449; DAVY (Humphry) New Analytical Researches on the Nature of Certain Bodies, Being an Appendix to the Bakerian Lecture for 1808, pp.450-470.

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        Raccolta di Cinquanta Costumi Pittoreschi

      Rome: Lorenzo Lazaro alle Covervile, 1809. Oblong folio. 10 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches). Engraved throughout: title and 50 plates, by Pinelli. Contemporary dark green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, small decorative green morocco title label. First edition of the first and best known collection of views of the picturesque costume of Italy. This highly evocative series was a justified 'best-seller' - published in various forms from 1808 to 1828, every 'grand tourist' would return with a copy of this work. The present example, a first edition, shows a crispness that tends to be lost with the later reprints. The images are by turns joyful, comedic, dramatic, tragic and work-a-day. All are engraved with a sureness of line and matchless sense of composition that are the hallmarks of Pinelli's work. The final plate represents the artist himself: Pinelli relaxes, his work done, seated on some Roman masonry, two dogs for company. Cicognara noted that : "Questi sono tolti la più parte dalle abitudini del popolo romano, e sono espressi con una verità e fedeltà insuperabile". Benezit X 951; Choix 17.803; Cicognara 1762; Colas 2370; Hiler 712; Lipperheide Ja12; Nagler XII 480 Nuc 459; Rossetti III n° 8195; Vinet 2294.

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