Harvey, Anatomical exercitations, London, 1653, contemporary calf
Harvey, Anatomical exercitations, London, 1653, contemporary calf
Harvey, Anatomical exercitations, London, 1653, contemporary calf
Harvey, Anatomical exercitations, London, 1653, contemporary calf
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Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

Harvey, Anatomical exercitations, London, 1653, contemporary calf

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

Harvey, Anatomical exercitations, London, 1653, contemporary calf

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Sold:4,375GBP

Lot Details

Description

Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

HARVEY, WILLIAM

Anatomical exercitations, concerning the generation of living creatures. London: James Young for Octavian Pulleyn, 1653


8vo (169 x 108mm.), engraved frontispiece portrait, with errata leaf and final blank, contemporary English speckled calf, flat spine with the Baillie golden fleece stamped in gilt, extremities slightly rubbed, upper joint cracking at head


First English edition of Harvey's work on animal reproduction, particularly relating to conception and embryology. It was first published in Latin in 1651.


LITERATURE:

Eimas 439; ESTC R13027; Keynes, Harvey 43; Wing H1085


PROVENANCE:

Robert Baillie of Jerviswood (executed for treason in 1684), inscription on flyleaf; [his son] George Baillie (1664-1738), armorial bookplate dated 1724 and inscription on title-page

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Harvey, Anatomical exercitations, London, 1653, contemporary calf
Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131
Harvey, Anatomical exercitations, London, 1653, contemporary calf
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