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[Vipers] FONTANA. Traité sur le Venin de la Vipère

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[Vipers] FONTANA. Traité sur le Venin de la Vipère

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FONTANA, Gasparo Ferdinando Felice. Traité sur le Venin de la Vipère, sur les Poisons Américains, sur le Laurier-Cérise et sur quelques autres Poisons Végétaux. On a joint des Observations sur la Structure Primitive du Corps Animal, différentes expériences sur la reproduction des Nerfs et la description d'un nouveau canal de l'Oeil... avec plusieurs planches.Florence, et Paris, Nyon l'Ainé, 1781

2 vols. in-4to, mm. 280x220; Contemporary sewing board binding; pp. 2, XXVIII, 2 bianche, 329, XI of index; pp. 4, 6, 373. The index pages from V al XI, of the second vol, have been anticipated at the end of the first volume, 10 copper plates at the end of the end first vol, made on the drawing of Giovanni Fabbroni. Stamp of possession at the Titlepages.
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Important first French edition, very extended, compared to the text originally appeared in 1767. Hirsch: "First French edition and first editions of the important additional tracts." This work is the starting point of modern research on poisons of snakes and also includes Fontana works on the anatomy of the nerves and their regeneration: the chemical and physical Rovereto, author of original research and important in the chemistry of gases, condensed in this edition years of research on the effects of the venom of the viper, experiencing the bite vipers in 4000 over 3000 animals, as well as the effects of other poisons, including a substance similar to curare.Gorin: "He was the first to use chemical fixatives to preserve retinal tissue for examination. He found neural and supporting elements in the retina and described retina vessels." Hirsch II, 562; Guareschi, La Chimica in Italia, I, p. 122; Gorin, 60; Wellcome III, 37; Sabin, 24988. Really fresh copy with wide margins, uncut. The lot is offered with a valid export licence.
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[Vipers] FONTANA. Traité sur le Venin de la Vipère

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FONTANA, Gasparo Ferdinando Felice. Traité sur le Venin de la Vipère, sur les Poisons Américains, sur le Laurier-Cérise et sur quelques autres Poisons Végétaux. On a joint des Observations sur la Structure Primitive du Corps Animal, différentes expériences sur la reproduction des Nerfs et la description d'un nouveau canal de l'Oeil... avec plusieurs planches.Florence, et Paris, Nyon l'Ainé, 1781

2 vols. in-4to, mm. 280x220; Contemporary sewing board binding; pp. 2, XXVIII, 2 bianche, 329, XI of index; pp. 4, 6, 373. The index pages from V al XI, of the second vol, have been anticipated at the end of the first volume, 10 copper plates at the end of the end first vol, made on the drawing of Giovanni Fabbroni. Stamp of possession at the Titlepages.
Condition
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Important first French edition, very extended, compared to the text originally appeared in 1767. Hirsch: "First French edition and first editions of the important additional tracts." This work is the starting point of modern research on poisons of snakes and also includes Fontana works on the anatomy of the nerves and their regeneration: the chemical and physical Rovereto, author of original research and important in the chemistry of gases, condensed in this edition years of research on the effects of the venom of the viper, experiencing the bite vipers in 4000 over 3000 animals, as well as the effects of other poisons, including a substance similar to curare.Gorin: "He was the first to use chemical fixatives to preserve retinal tissue for examination. He found neural and supporting elements in the retina and described retina vessels." Hirsch II, 562; Guareschi, La Chimica in Italia, I, p. 122; Gorin, 60; Wellcome III, 37; Sabin, 24988. Really fresh copy with wide margins, uncut. The lot is offered with a valid export licence.

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