11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Malpighi, Marcello (1628-1694) Opera Omnia

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM


Malpighi, Marcello (1628-1694) Opera Omnia. London: Sawbridge, 1686.
First edition, folio in two volumes bound as one, each with several parts, first title with engraved vignette, titles printed in red and black; illustrated with engraved title to part one; 116 full-page engravings, and seven supplementary engravings, mostly of the tongue, printed on smaller slips; ownership inscription of British botanist Henry Trimen (1843-1896) on title, occasional minor spotting, in nineteenth century half leather and marble boards, rebacked.
Malpighi's enduring contributions to science lie primarily in microscopic analysis, study, and description of minute physical structures of living creatures from plants and insects, to birds (especially embryological investigations of the development of chicks), frogs, and humans.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


Opera Omnia, London, Henry Trimen, botanist