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Nouvelles recherches sur les découvertes microscopiques, et la génération des corps organisés. Ouvrage traduit de l'Italien... par M. de Needham.
Londres & Paris, Lacombe, 1769. 2 parts bound in one. 8vo (193 x 122mm).pp. (2), ii, liv, (2), 298; pp. (4), xvi, 293, (3), with 9 engraved folded plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt decorated spine with red gilt lettered label. First French edition. The second part has the following title: 'Nouvelles Recherches physiques et métaphysiques sur la nature et la religion, avec une nouvelle théorie de la terre, et une mesure de la hauteur des Alpes. Par M. de Needham'. "La traduzione della prima 'Dissertazione' dello Spallanzani: "Saggio di osservazioni microscopiche...", Modena, 1765, è compresa nelle pp. 1-138 del primo volume; seguono le note del Needham. Il secondo volume (seconde partie), con le stesse note tipografiche, contiene un'opera del Needham..." (Prandi, Bibliografia di Lazzaro Spallanzani, pp. 79-80)."Among the many dedicated natural philosophers of the eighteenth century, Spallanzani stands preeminent for applying bold and imaginative experimental methods to an extraordinary range of hypotheses and phenomena. His main scientific interest were biological and he acquired a mastery of microscopy; but he probed also into problems of physics, chemistry, geology, and meteorology, and pioneered in volcanology" (DSB).//Prandi pp. 79.
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