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LEEUWENHOEK, A. VAN.
Anatomia seu interiora rerum, cum Animatarum tum Inanimarum, ope & nebeficio exquisitissimorum Microscopiorum detecta, variisque experimentis demonstrata, una cum discursu & ulteriore dilucidatione Epistolis quibusdam ad Celeberrimum, quod Ser.mi Magnae Brittanniae Regis auspicio Londini floret, Philosophorum Collegium datis comprehensa...
Lugduni Batavorum, typis Cornelii Boutesteyn, Bibliopolae, 1687. 4to (200 x 160mm). pp. (6), 64 (mispaged 58); 260 (mispaged 258), with an engraved frontispiece after a drawing by Romeyn de Hooghe, 11 (some folding) engraved plates and 82 text engravings, as well as one woodcut on page 31 of part 2. (Bound up with:) Continuatio Epistolarum, datarum ad longe Celeberrimam Regiam Societatem Londinensem. Lugduni Batavorum, apud Cornelium Boutestein, Bibliopolam, 1689. pp. (8), 124, with 10 (some folding) engraved plates and 2 text engravings. Contemporary vellum. A very interesting association copy from the library of Karl Ernst von Baer. Our copy agrees with the collation of Dobell no. 22 and 24. The 'Anatomia seu interiora rerum' contains the following letters 28-31, 34-36, 38, 42-52 and the 'Continuatio Epistolarum' letters 53-60. All letters are in the first issue of the first Latin edition apart from letters 38, 42, and 43 which are in the second issue. The first issue of these letters was published in 1685 (see Dobell 21) and is excessively rare and Dobell comments that that his copy of the first issue is the only one he has seen. Letters 32, 33, 37, 39, 40, 41 were published as late as 1695. Leeuwenhoek published 165 letters numbered 28-146 and I-XLVI, the first 27 were not published. Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek's letters, sent to the Royal Society of London or to its secretary Robert Hooke, were written in Dutch, and their first printing, from 1673 on, in the Philosophical Transactions, was in translation and in an abridged form. In 1684 the first letters in unabridged for … [Click Below for Full Description]
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