HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. AND ZACHARIAH SYLVIUS. 1608-1664. The anatomical exercises of Dr. William Harvey ... concerning the motion of the heart and blood. WITH: SYLVIUS, ZACHARIAH. The preface ... upon the anatomical exercises of Doctor William Harvey. WITH: DE BACK, JACOBUS. The Discourse.  HARVEY, WILLIAM. Two anatomical exercitations concerning the circulation of the blood. London: Francis Leach, for Richard Lowndes, 1653.

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HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. AND ZACHARIAH SYLVIUS. 1608-1664.
The anatomical exercises of Dr. William Harvey ... concerning the motion of the heart and blood. WITH: SYLVIUS, ZACHARIAH. The preface ... upon the anatomical exercises of Doctor William Harvey. WITH: DE BACK, JACOBUS. The Discourse. HARVEY, WILLIAM. Two anatomical exercitations concerning the circulation of the blood. London: Francis Leach, for Richard Lowndes, 1653.

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HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. AND ZACHARIAH SYLVIUS. 1608-1664.
The anatomical exercises of Dr. William Harvey ... concerning the motion of the heart and blood. WITH: SYLVIUS, ZACHARIAH. The preface ... upon the anatomical exercises of Doctor William Harvey. WITH: DE BACK, JACOBUS. The Discourse. HARVEY, WILLIAM. Two anatomical exercitations concerning the circulation of the blood. London: Francis Leach, for Richard Lowndes, 1653.
8vo (156 x 100 mm). 191 leaves. With the cancel title leaf. Ornamental woodcut initials, woodcut or typographical headpieces. Contemporary English calf, ruled in blind, worn; folding case.
Provenance: John Crewe (1598-1679) of Steane, Northants ("Jo: Crewe" ownership inscription, manuscript index and notes, initials on fore-edge and lower edge).
WITH: WHITE, J.S. "The 1653 Edition of De Motu Cordis...." [In:] History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences volume 21, 1999, pp 65-91. SIGNED BY WHITE

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Harvey's De motu cordis presenting his discovery of the circulation of the blood. John Stuart White's 1999 study reveals how this English translation is of much greater significance than previously recognized. He explains, "From a comparative study of the first Latin edition of William Harvey's De motu cordis published in 1628, and the first English edition published in 1653, it is argued that the latter is the printed copy of Harvey's original manuscript written in the vernacular ... Harvey's surviving manuscripts show that between 1616 and 1653 he consistently wrote in both Latin and English, often in the same sentence. It will be shown that Harvey's use of analogies with contemporary technology, for which there were no equivalent Latin terms, are the occasions when his use of the vernacular can be clearly shown." Also included in this edition are a translation of James De Back's treatise on the blood in which he offers a "defence of Harvey's circulation," and Harvey's essays ("Two anatomical exercitations") written in response to Jean Riolan's criticisms. Garrison-Morton 759; Heirs of Hippocrates 422; Keynes Harvey 19; Krivatsy 5338 (with the cancel title); Norman 1008; Osler 7698; Russell 368; Waller 4105; Wellcome III, p 219; Wing H-1083.

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HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. AND ZACHARIAH SYLVIUS. 1608-1664. The anatomical exercises of Dr. William Harvey ... concerning the motion of the heart and blood. WITH: SYLVIUS, ZACHARIAH. The preface ... upon the anatomical exercises of Doctor William Harvey. WITH: DE BACK, JACOBUS. The Discourse.  HARVEY, WILLIAM. Two anatomical exercitations concerning the circulation of the blood. London: Francis Leach, for Richard Lowndes, 1653.
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