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TREMBLEY Abraham.
Memoires pour servir a l'Histoire d'Un Genre de Polypes d'Eau Douce, a Bras en Forme de Cornes.
a Leide: Chez Jean & Herman Verbeek, 1744. First edition. Quarto (26 x 20.5cm). 'Trembley was one of the pioneers of experimental morphology. This work records how he cut hydras into several pieces, producing new individuals, and by cutting up the latter, he obtained a third generation. He was the first to make permanent grafts and witness cell-division'- Garrison & Morton. pp. xv,[1],324,[2]. With 13 folding copper plates by Pieter Lyonet, some fine engraved vignettes & a final leaf of instructions to the binder. Continental 18th C quarter calf, the spine neatly re-hinged, with label, two leaves slightly proud, some occasional light foxing, lightly scuffed. Small unobtrusive contemporary owner's ink-stamp to title. Vg. [Norman 2094; Poggendorff II, 1129; Garrison & Morton 307; Wellcome V, 295; Nissen ZBI 4163; Ladvocat Supp. 604; Querard IX, 546; BM(NH) 2136; Pybus 2145] [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Colin Page Books [Storrington, United Kingdom]
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