Experimenta circa generationem Insectorum Ad Nobilissimum Virum Carolum Dati.
Redi, Francisco (1629-1697)
12mo. , 330, pp. Marbled paper wrappers, with handwritten title on title-label. Engraved half-title page and engraved vignette to title-page. Originally published in Florence in 1668, this work records Redi's experiments, which "gave the first real blow to the doctrine of spontaneous generation." Includes 38 engraved plates (10 folding), 2 text-engravings (1 full-page). Some edge wear on wrappers with minor rubbing and chipping along edges. Spine rippled. Sporadic foxing throughout. Previous owner's stamp on free back endpaper. Text in Latin. Wrappers in overall good, interior in very good to near fine condition.
Edition: First Latin edition
Book ID: 18785