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PERRAULT, Claude].
Description Anatomique d'un Cameleon, d'un Castor, d'un Dromadaire, d'un Ours, et d'une Gazelle. [Bound with]: Extrait d'une Lettre ecrit a Monsier de la Chambre, qui contient les observations qui ont este faites sur un grand Poisson disseque dans la Bibl
Paris. Frederic Leonard, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roy. 1669.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to. 24X 17.5cm, The First Edition, 120,27pp., title-page woodcut vignette, 7 folding engraved plates, in contemporary full speckled calf boards expertly re-backed in crushed brown morocco, blind ruled raised bands, gilt titles, two small expert repairs on the title page margins, a fine copy. (cgc) The landmark study of comparative anatomy made by members of the Academy of Sciences of Paris (established 1666). Known as the "Parisians", led by Claude Perrault (1613-1688), the members included Jean Pecquet, Guichard Joseph Duvernay and Jean Mery. Initially the Academy was invited in 1667 to dissect a shark and a lion which had died at the Royal Menagerie. This initial publication was extended to a chamelion, beaver, camel, bear and gazelle. All are included in "Description Anatomique" with detailed engraved illustrations and figures. A fine copy of an seminal seventeenth century anatomical study. .
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