Sale 167 Lot 148
Experiences pour servir a l'histoire de la generation des animaux et des plantes. Geneva: Barthelemi Chirol, 1785.
8vo, rebound in full calf, gilt-lettered spine label, renewed endpapers, half-title. Second edition, with three engraved fold-out plates and engraved head-piece. "Spallanzani discovered the action of the saliva in digestion" and his conclusions "were similar to those of Pasteur nearly a century later." (Garrison-Morten 981) Manuscript ex-libris to title page; some light rubbing to boards.
Estimate $ 100-200
Property from the Collection of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois