HARVEY, WILLIAM.  1578-1657. De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio. Padua: Sebastian Sardum 1643.

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HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657.
De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio. Padua: Sebastian Sardum 1643.

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HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657.
De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio. Padua: Sebastian Sardum 1643.
12mo (160 x 100 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title, 2 engraved folding plates. Contemporary Italian limp boards, inked flourish on upper cover, untrimmed. Small contemporary note in Latin loosely inserted. Light browning.
Provenance: early ink inscription at lower margin of title "Liber emptus Patauÿ" (Book purchased in Padua); The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye.

Second authorized edition of Harvey's discovery and experimental proof of the circulation of blood. This is the second printing of Harvey's complete text without refutations interspersed. Harvey was not responsible for the 1639 edition and his text is split up into dozens of paragraphs interspersed with refutations by Parisanus. This 1643 edition includes additional material of interest. Walaeus's letters were first published in 1641 in Thomas Bartholin's Institutiones Anatomicae. This is the second appearance of these important letters that report Walaeus's classic experiments. An untrimmed copy in a contemporary binding. Heirs of Hippocrates 418; Keynes 4; Russell 353; Waller 4090.

Please note our online sale of The Medical & Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye Part III, March 1-11, 2020.
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HARVEY, WILLIAM.  1578-1657. De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio. Padua: Sebastian Sardum 1643.
HARVEY, WILLIAM.  1578-1657. De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio. Padua: Sebastian Sardum 1643.
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