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Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque. [Bound with:] PATRIZI, Francesco. Discussionum Peripateticarum, tomi primi, libri XIII: In quorum lectione, innumera sane inuenient studiosi, non solum in Aristotelica philosophia, tironibus: sed etiam, et in ea, et in reliqua literatura veteranis, mirabiliter, tum vtilia, tum rerum veteri nouitatae, iucundissima.
Venice; Venice: Giunta; Dominico de' Franceschi, 1571. First edition. COINED THE PHRASE 'CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD'. First edition, and a fine copy in a contemporary binding, of Cesalpino's very rare work which coined the phrase "circulation of the blood" (circulatio sanguinis, f. 111v) and provided the theoretical basis for Harvey's experimental and quantitative treatment in De motu cordis (1628). "Cesalpino preceded Harvey in the discovery of the concept of the circulation, and Harvey must have known of his ideas" (Garrison-Morton). "Cesalpino's most important medical studies concern the anatomy and physiology of the movement of the blood. He gave a good description of the cardiac valves and of the pulmonary vessels connected to the heart, as well as of the minor blood circulation; he also recognized that the heart is the center of the circulation of the blood and accepted the existence of the traditional synanastomoses of the arteries with the veins. He did not, however, discover the major circulation (first demonstrated in 1628 by William Harvey)" (DSB). "No-one who reads Cesalpino impartially can deny the eminent part that he played in the discovery of the circulation of the blood" (Castiglioni, p. 438). Bound with the Cesalpino is the rare first edition of Patrizi's Discussionum Peripateticarum, a critical examination of the life and works of Aristotle. ABPC/RBH lists only three other copies in contemporary bindings sold at auction in the last 60 years: Norman copy, Christie's New York, March 18, 1998, lot 61, $36,800 ("title page stained at edges and with removed stam … [Click Below for Full Description]
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