Elementorum myologiae specimen, seu musculi descriptio geometrica
Nicolaus Steno. Florence, 1667
First edition, 7 plates (3 folding woodcut and 4 engraved, the second plate with loss of about a quarter skilfully repaired in old manuscript), bookplate of Bernard Brodhurst, minor foxing, tiny flaw affecting one letter of title, nineteenth century half vellum, small folio. [Joseph Cocchini], sub signo Stellae.
From abebooks: “The foundation of muscle mechanics, the birth of scientific geology, and the comprehension of the mammalian ovum. G&M 577. Lilly, Notable medical books, p. 79. The book is divided into three distinct parts. The controversy resulting from the publication of his De Musculis et Glandulis in 1664 led Stensen to publish the Elementorum, in which he laid the foundation of muscular mechanics as we know it (in the first part). ” More description here.
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