BORELLI (GIOVANNI ALFONSO) De motu animalium, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, Rome, A. Bernabo, 1680-1681

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BORELLI (GIOVANNI ALFONSO)
De motu animalium, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, Rome, A. Bernabo, 1680-1681

Sold for £ 1,147 (US$ 1,417) inc. premium
BORELLI (GIOVANNI ALFONSO)
De motu animalium, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 18 folding engraved plates, occasional light dampstaining to upper margin and light browning, a few plates trimmed within platemark touching one caption, near-uniform modern half morocco [Garrison-Morton 762; Krivatsy 1578; Nissen ZBI 465; Norman 270; Osler 2087], 4to, Rome, A. Bernabo, 1680-1681

Footnotes

  • Borelli here explains bodily motions both external and internal. He "originated the neurogenic theory of the heart's action and first suggested that the circulation resembled a simple hydraulic system" (Garrison-Morton).

    Provenance: The Royal Institution, notes on endpapers and gilt arms on spines.
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