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Title: Esperienzi ed osservazioni intorno all' origine, sviluppi, e costumi di varj insetti, con altre spettanti alla naturale, e medica storia. 2a ed. (with) Nuova giunta di osservazioni intorna all' istoria medica e naturale, non solamente del signor Vallisnieri, ma di altri celebri autori, a lui scritte, con annotazioni, e riflessioni del medesimo.
Description: In Padova, Nella Stamperia del Seminario, appresso Gio: Manfrč, ..., 1726. No date [1726]. 4to. 2 vols. in 1. W. small woodc. vignet on printed title, a woodc. endpiece on p. 40 part 2, 12 engr. pls. (7 of which fold.), 1 engr. textill. on page 105 of part 2. Mid 20th c hlf. clf., over marbled brds., spine giltlettered. (Raised bands on spine some rubb.; corners rubb'/bumped.). [A-P8; n2, O-X8]. (VIII, 232; IV, 128 pp.). (A few leaves browned). (Libr. st. 'Biblioteca del Dr. P[ietro] Labus' on half title and title.). (Ex bibliotheca Dr. R.Hoeppli). (Author's presentation in ink on half title.). DSB XIII, 562/5: Hirsch V, 698: Bayle & Thill. II, 113: Capparoni I, 88/91: Apart from his medical work, Vallisnieri continued the studies of the generation of insects begun by Redi. He showed that insects originate from eggs laid by females of the same species, even in those cases, such as the insects causing oak-galls in which Redi reserved judgement. His denial of the possibility of spontaneous generation carried more weight than Redi's. Vallisnieri studied mammalian reproduction in the same spirit, and concluded correctly that the follicles of R. de Graaf were not true mammalian eggs, as de Graaf and others believed [see also Heirs of Hipp. 706, the 'opere'].: Hoeppli, i.l.c.: Author's pres. copy inscribed on half title 'All illmo Sign. Mar.. Giorgio Olivaghi, Senatore l'autore i segno di n'uemo ossequio': 2nd edition. Blake, 468, with a different title for the 2nd part. From the library of Prof. R. Hoeppli, author of the famous 'Parasites and parasitic infections in early medicine and science' [Singapore, 1959], in which many references to Vallisnieri.

Keywords: entomology reproductive system

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