Arcana Naturae Ope & beneficio exquisitissimorum Microscopiorum. Detecta variisque experiments demonstata Uma Cum ...
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Leiden: Cornelium Boutestein 1696. 2 vols. in one ("Arcana Naturae" and "Continuatio Epistolarum"). Sm. 4to. Contemp. full speckled/panelled calf (skilfully rebacked). (xii 58 258 ii 124pp.). With additional illustrated title-page title-vign. head & tailpiece illusts. dec. initials text-illusts. and tipped-in-plates mostly folding. Fine. NOTE: Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) was the Dutch naturalist who observed Micro-organisms; first to give accurate descriptions of the red blood corpuscles; described spermatozoa...; etc.
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