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    [Schrader, Justus, editor] Harvey, William & Willem Langl. Observationes et historiae omnes & singulae e Guillielmi harvei libello de generatione animalium excerptae, & in accuratissimum ordinem redactae. Item Wilhelmi Langly de genearatione animalium observationes quaedam. Accedunt Ovi faecundi singulis ab incubatione diebus factae inspectiones...studio Justi Schraderi, M.D. Amsterdam: Abraham Wolfgang, 1674. 12mo. *12,**6,A-K12.[34 of 36, lacking etched t.p.], 240p. Early 19th-century boards, title gilt on label, edges speckled red, 19th-centuryt signature on t.p., paper flaw repaired (some text affected) on *12; clean crisp tall copy. 8 engraved illustrations depicting chicks and hernial protrusions. Six of the plates are the first illustrations of Harvey's text to bve published. First Edition thus. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $600


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    "Harvey had for a great number of years experimented and recorded his observations on the development of the chick embryo and of other animals." [Keynes] "The parts of the hen's egg, and the growth of the chick within it, are fully described, and all the points of growth and development discussed in relation to it. It shows vast labour and careful observation..." [DNB] ".his views... represented a major advance over those of his predecessors." [DSB]

    Langll (b1614) physician, this is the first edition of his study.

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